ICT Spring Europe 2012 - Free Registration Code !

Last year we were the proud winners of the EU award for “Best Start Up of the Year” at ICT Spring. Our CEO Rachel attended the event in Luxembourg and had an extremely positive experience. The event was great for networking, there was a wide range of different contacts (VCs, journalists, ISVs, ..) and it was a good oppurtunity to gather business leads. The event was well run and one of the best organized events we have attended. We also liked that the event had a true European dimension. Register for ICT Spring Europe 2012 using the exclusive Bime invitation code: RADE12

And don't forget to visit our friend's booth CAPSEO ! Here is their fun newsletter about the event !

Cloud computing and the small app ecosystem - allowing small businesses to go global [Infographic]

With an ecosystem of small apps and in particular a range of cloud based applications which users can access through the web, smart phones and tablets, small businesses can increasingly overcome traditional geographic borders. No software and minimal infrastructure needed, with cloud apps you are not restricted to a certain location. This has opened up many new markets around the world for cloud vendors and consumers alike and this is in part why SMBs have been a major part of cloud adoption worldwide.

Cloud Adoption by SMBs

Small-businesses seem set to adopt cloud services in a big way over the next few years. In the US last year the SMB cloud services market grew by 25% to $15.1 billion. According to the same SMB Insights report, summarized on smallbusinesscomputing.com, worldwide this figure is set to reach $68billion by 2014, a compound annual growth rate of 26%. With SMBs usually characterized by their strict budgeting, the low capital expenditure and high scalability of cloud services allow SMBs compete with their much large competitors. Additionally smaller companies are three times less likely to ever set up their own servers. Again, the low maintinence, low infrastructure approach of cloud services suits SMBs. No longer needing to worry about regular server updates, this frees up the IT team to concentrate on innovation.

Small Apps the oil in the engine

Using ourselves as an example from our HQ in Montpellier we now have customers across the globe. Taking a snapshot from a short period of our web traffic this morning, we had website visitors from 71 different countries (see below Bime visualization below). In the office we utilise several cloud apps, Bime (of course) to analyze our web analytics, marketing and financial data, Salesforce for CRM, Dropbox for storage and Google Apps (soon to be trying out Google Drive) to name but a few. Using these apps and with the help of our partner network we are able to serve customers in 5 continents and because of their scalability, as our company grows so do our apps.

[caption id="attachment_13861" align="aligncenter" width="516" caption="Website Visitors from a short period this morning. Google Analytics data visualized in Bime."][/caption]

We recently came across this great infographic from Mavenlink providing a nice summary of some of the applications that allow small businesses to function (although we would like to see BI / analytics tools as a category, incrasingly a vital part of the SMB app landscape).

small business apps
Small Business Apps

We Are Cloud Launches First Genuine Cloud BI Service in China [PRESS RELEASE]

Today Bime is pleased to announce the launch of Bime China, a fully customized version of its award-winning BI platform that allows enterprises and government agencies of any size to mine their own business and answer the complex questions posed by the age of big data.

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More New Bime Videos!

You asked for them - you got them - even more videos about Bime. If you are new to Bime, we suggest you definitely watch these two during your trial so you can quickly get to grips with the Bime interface and navigation. You'll soon see how easy it is to use. And of course if you are already a customer of Bime, you can always use them to remind yourself of the basics.

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Bime to Enter in Cloud Computing World Series Awards 2011

Since we were short-listed under the "Best Start-up Company" category (losing out to Cloud Linux) in the Cloud Computing World Series Awards last year, we decided to go for it again this year and apply for the second time. A lot has happened in the past 12 months and we think Bime deserves to win any of the following categories: Best Cloud Application, Best SMB Product, Service or Solution; Best Enterprise Solution or Best Start-up Company.

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Steve Dine, Analyst at B-eye-Network, Reviews BIME!

"Getting started was surprisingly easy [...] The strengths of Bime are its low barrier to entry, ease of use, advanced visualizations, multi-tenant caching mechanism, web 2.0 interface, collaboration features and low cost. They make it easy for business users to upload data, perform an analysis, save it to a dashboard and share it with others."

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