Tech workers making more money, new research shows

Last week, we wrote about how tech salaries are expected to increase in 2013, and another study is out today that provides more good news for people in tech jobs. The study, performed by Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, analyzed trends by city, industry, company size and job category. Using data on all private-sector, full-time employees, PayScale found… Read More

Opscode founder Jesse Robbins, left, handed the CEO reins to tech veteran Mitch Hill, right in 2011.

Cloud infrastructure startup Opscode nearly doubles staff, expands in Europe and Asia

Cloud infrastructure automation startup Opscode continues to grow at a rapid pace, announcing today that it is expanding operations in Europe and Asia. The Seattle startup has been on an accelerated growth path in recent months, nearly doubling its staff since closing its $19.5 million venture capital round from Ignition Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and… Read More


Don’t tell the IT guy: Rogue cloud services on the rise

Avanade, the Seattle-based technology consulting company, this week released the results of its third global survey on cloud computing — finding that more and more companies are replacing on-site servers and internal tech operations with cloud-based services. In fact, some of these services are becoming so popular that people inside companies are purchasing them without the… Read More


Ignition Partners, Madrona back Tier 3 with $8.5 million

Two of the Seattle area’s best-known venture capital firms have joined forces to back Tier 3, a five-year-old Seattle company that helps businesses manage IT infrastructure in the cloud. Ignition Partners and Madrona Venture Group are pumping $8.5 million into the company, which was founded five years ago and now counts Slalom Consulting, Exterro, Mars… Read More