ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
20 FEBRUARY 2013
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
This week's issue brought to you by: Actian

6 Biz Software Trends

Jason MaynardThe rapid development of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) is fueling a renaissance in business software. A Wells Fargo software analyst says these mega shifts should drive accelerated growth in 2013. He discusses six ways business software will change.

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SaaS Churn Benchmarks

Lauren KelleyEvery SaaS business wants to have very low churn rates. Through benchmarking, you can see what your peer companies are achieving, which helps focus management energy and resources on areas that could be improved and start executing on concrete strategies.

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Startup Balance Sheet

John CowanThe CEO of 6fusion explains how to employ the Oh Yeah! Oh No! balance sheet technique to measure a startup’s non-revenue progress.

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Mobile Content Management

Chris O’ConnorA recent Taptera webinar revealed concerns in three areas about enterprise mobile document management solutions.

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Enterprise Security

Vishal GuptaWhen it comes to implementing enterprise security, it is possible to take extreme steps that could cause more harm to employees and in turn the whole enterprise.

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Notable Quote

question mark iconWho said: “Companies that think they have an innovation problem don’t have an innovation problem. They have...”

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