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Resources for startups and SMBs

Everything you need to know about building a business, from raising funding to marketing your product.

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Unlocking the potential of AI marketing in 2023

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Articles

Read tips for building your business, getting funding, marketing your product, and more.

Guides

Download in-depth guides on optimizing your infrastructure for streaming, building a tech stack, and getting started with Kubernetes.

Podcast

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Cloud education

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What is cloud networking (and how does it work)?
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Private cloud vs. public cloud: what's the difference?
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Unmanaged vs managed Kubernetes
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What is cloud security posture management (CSPM)?
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What is cloud operations (CloudOps)?
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Horizontal scaling vs vertical scaling: Choosing your strategy
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Container management: What it is and how it works
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What is cloud scalability?
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What is cloud elasticity?

Tips for starting and growing your business

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The complete guide to event marketing
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A Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization
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12 best cloud management platforms for 2024
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Cloud governance best practices for startups
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User retention strategies for SaaS products
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Evaluating cloud storage options for businesses
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AI and privacy: Safeguarding data in the age of artificial intelligence
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Understanding AI fraud detection and prevention strategies
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What is business process outsourcing? Benefits, challenges, and implementation

Creating your tech stack

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Strategies for AWS cost optimization
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10 AI tools transforming web development in 2024
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AWS EKS Alternatives
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10 top cloud cost management tools to save your cloud budget
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How to use AI in hiring: Techniques and tools
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Understanding and mitigating AI hallucination
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10 open source AI platforms for innovation
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Comparing Managed Kubernetes: DigitalOcean Kubernetes vs AWS EKS
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23 AI Productivity Tools to Revolutionize Your Workflow

Funding your business

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Cap tables for startups: a guide to ownership distribution
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Post-money valuation explained: What your startup needs to know
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Pre-money valuation explained: What your startup needs to know
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15 working capital management best practices for startups
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How to use research and development (R&D) tax credits for startups
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SAFE agreement: What it is and how it works
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Debt vs equity financing: What's best for your startup?
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Venture debt: What it is and how it works
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EBITDA: Understanding what it means for your startup

Industry specific resources

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Tech Innovation in Emerging Markets: India
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Building Tech for the Next Generation
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Best practices for optimizing live streaming experience
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Optimizing performance and price in streaming
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Improve the performance of your media streaming application

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