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MIT Sloan picks 10 enterprise tech companies to demo at the 2011 CIO Symposium

Posted by Scott Kirsner  April 14, 2011 08:30 AM

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Each year, the organizers of MIT's CIO Symposium select a set of fledgling companies to demo their wares for the IT execs in attendance. The companies must be start-ups with less than $10 million in 2010 revenues, focused on selling to corporate customers.

The ten companies selected this year include a bunch from New England. (The company descriptions below were provided by the event organizers.)

- Apperian / Boston, MA
Apperian, the leading Mobile Application Management (MAM) company, takes enterprise apps to a new level of productivity

- CloudBees / Lewes, DE
CloudBees is the first Platform as a Service that lets companies build, test and deploy Java web applications in the cloud. (Waltham-based Matrix Partners led a funding round last November for CloudBees.)

- Hadapt / New Haven, CT
Hadapt offers an adaptive analytical platform for performing complex analytics on structured and unstructured data, all in one cloud-optimized system

- Modo Labs / Cambridge, MA
Modo Labs makes class leading mobile software and empowers others to do the same

- Opscode / Cambridge, MA
Opscode, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation through the Opscode Platform, is a widely used hosted service for configuration management and infrastructure automation

- Performable / Cambridge, MA
Performable, a marketing software provider, is ideal for professional marketers who need to measure activity across all channels, take action based on real behavior, and optimize for the entire customer lifecycle

- Rypple / Toronto, ON
Rypple, a web-based software company, provides a social interface for employees to ask for feedback, set goals, meet one-on-one and share thanks

- Unidesk / Marlborough, MA
Unidesk is a new software that creates user-customizable, easy-to-update, and storage- efficient virtual desktops

- Virtual Bridges / Austin, TX
Virtual Bridges combines online, offline and remote branch VDI solutions to offer anytime, anywhere access to virtual desktops

- xPeerient / Natick, MA
xPeerient is changing the way enterprise technology is bought and sold to make it more efficient, more trust-based, and more effective for all the parties involved

The event takes place May 18th.

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