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

API Connectivity Trends

Greg SchottConnectivity through APIs can unlock competitive advantage, especially with the proliferation of SaaS, mobile and Big Data, says MuleSoft CEO Greg Schott. He discusses trends and MuleSoft’s Anypoint platform that enables companies to easily connect their internal and external applications and systems.

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Enterprise Data Models

Robert FoxShould you use a bottom-up or top-down enterprise data model? Robert Fox, VP of application development, Liaison Technologies, says a different approach allows for more harmony across the organization, leading to greater adoption. He tells what you will need to successfully employ this approach.

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Embedded BI Study Results

Howard DresnerHow are companies using embedded BI for competitive advantage, what are other primary objectives and what initiatives are the highest priorities? Howard Dresner, president and founder, Dresner Advisory Services, reveals findings from the 2013 Wisdom of Crowds® Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study.

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App Requirements Process

Blaine JacksonRay Payette, SVP, services, engineering and operations at Blueprint, says a number of common pain points linger within application development. He looks at seven of the most common, including overlooking the importance of requirements, and discusses possible ways they can be fixed.

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IT Process Automation

Jeff RauscherJeff Rauscher, director of solutions design for Redwood Software, says recent high-profile “glitches” have exposed a potential lack of testing in high-specification tech infrastructures. He discusses how automation can help find, diagnose and correct issues before they become a real problem.

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Notable Quote

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Cloud Channel Summit, November 4


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Join senior executives from Amazon Web Services, Avnet, Google,, Oracle, VMware and other leading Cloud solution providers at the third annual Cloud Channel Summit, on Monday, November 4, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

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In order for the Cloud Computing marketplace to continue to grow, leading Cloud vendors must enlist a broader set of channel partners to enhance their solutions to address the unique needs of specific geographic and vertical markets. And, channel organizations must learn how they can re-invent their offerings to create new relationships with their customers.

The one-day, peer-to-peer, executive networking forum will bring together senior executives from leading Cloud vendors, major hardware and software vendors, powerful service providers and their channel company counterparts to share industry best practices and innovative ideas for building successful partnerships in the Cloud. The following key executives will give keynote talks at this year’s Summit:

  • Tim FitzGerald, Vice President, DataCenter & Cloud Technology Solutions Practices, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas
  • Ron Huddleston, Senior Vice President of ISVs and Channels,
  • Dave O’Callaghan, SVP of Global Channels & Alliances, VMware

There will also be industry roundtable discussion sessions focused on new partnering opportunities associated with the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Big Data, and Small/Med-Size Business (SMB) segments of the Cloud marketplace. The Summit also includes a “Speed Networking” session.  

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