FICO, AppDirect Bring Cloud Apps to Financial Services

{alt_text} Posted by Daniel Saks on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The cloud is changing how nearly every business operates, and here at AppDirect, we’re proud to play a central role in driving those changes across industries that span the globe. Financial services is a core pillar of this global cloud economy, which is why today’s announcement is particularly exciting: AppDirect now powers the FICO® Analytic Cloud marketplace, one of the first of its kind in the financial services technology industry. Read more about this exciting news.

AppDirect Raises $35 Million Series C to Drive Growth of Cloud Economy

Posted by Daniel Saks on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

At AppDirect, we’ve always believed that the success of our company depends on our ability to move fast and make smart decisions all while remaining true to our vision and values. That’s part of what makes today so exciting; this morning, we sent a press release over the wire announcing that we have raised $35 million in Series C funding. Read more about our announcement.

O Canada! AppDirect Opens New Office in Montreal

Posted by Anthony Kline on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

San Francisco is a world-famous hub for tech talent, but in today’s global cloud economy, awesome software engineers can be found just about anywhere. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce the opening of AppDirect’s new office in one of the world’s premier cities—Montreal, Canada. Read more about our new Montreal-based crew.

AppDirect, Samsung Team Up to Make Mobile History

Posted by Daniel Saks on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

It’s not everyday that you see history being made, but today was one of those days. Earlier this evening, Samsung took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to announce the launch of its KNOX™ Marketplace, a web-based, one-stop shop for KNOX mobile security products and leading business apps. With this AppDirect-powered marketplace, Samsung becomes the first technology company to launch a mobile application store that enables business to buy and manage cloud-based apps. Read more about our partnership and what it means.

AppDirect Named a Forbes Most Promising Company

Posted by Gretchen Dukowitz on Friday, January 31st, 2014

One of the best parts of working at a fast-growing company like AppDirect is being able to share our news about our progress and success. Today we have some especially great news to tell you about: AppDirect has been named one of Forbes Most Promising Companies for 2014. Read more about what this means for AppDirect.

Putting the “Awareness” Back into Security Awareness

Posted by Erik Ginorio on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Security is always a top priority here at AppDirect. Not only do we meet rigorous standards for security, including PCI compliance, but we also focus heavily on building security awareness, both across our company and the industry as a whole. That’s why this time of year is particularly interesting for the InfoSec team; we use it as an opportunity to overhaul our security awareness program and put a fresh face on important information that the larger team needs to pay attention to year round. So as we begin 2014, it’s a great time to ask: What are the key factors a security awareness program should focus on?

Celebrating 2013 and the Year Ahead

Posted by Daniel Saks on Friday, December 27th, 2013

It seems hard to believe, but 2014 is right around the corner. With everything that’s happened at AppDirect over the past 12 months, it seems like 2013 passed in the blink of an eye. Time can be deceiving, but there’s no doubt that 2013 has been our best year yet, filled with new successes, new opportunities, and new team members. Read more about the highlights that shaped our year. 

AppDirect Report: One in Five Top Companies Operate App Marketplaces

Posted by Daniel Saks on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Our inaugural Fortune 500 App Report is out, and it provides unique insight into apps and app marketplaces across the top companies in the United States. The report contains newly discovered data, including the fact that almost one in five Fortune 100 companies operate app marketplaces, and that the majority of these online stores focus on Software-as-a-Service apps, not mobile apps. Learn more about our findings and download the full report.

First AppDirect Partner Summit a Big Success

Posted by Daniel Saks on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Looking across the room at the AppDirect Partner Summit, the momentum of the cloud services industry was obvious. The sheer number of attendees, and their palpable sense of excitement, sent a clear message: CSB opportunities are virtually endless, and we've just started to explore how to make them a reality. Read more about AppDirect's first partner event.

Standing Cloud, Cloud Foundry Mark Historic Day for AppDirect

Posted by Daniel Saks on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Today AppDirect is announcing the acquisition of Standing Cloud, $9 million in Series B funding, and a new partnership with Cloud Foundry. Each of these updates is exciting in its own right, but being able to announce them all of the same day makes their impact even greater. Read more about these announcements and how each is changing the future of AppDirect.

AppDirect Partner Summit Set to Deliver a Unique Experience

Posted by Richard Dufty on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

For the past few weeks there’s been a definite air of excitement as we prepare for our first major company event, the AppDirect Partner Summit. Dozens of cloud conferences are held around the globe every year, but our Partner Summit is unique. Not only will the event connect cloud leaders from all over the world, but it’s also the only summit of its kind with an in-depth focus on cloud service brokerage (CSB). Learn more about the Summit.

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