The Pulse - A newsletter by Sandhill.com
October 28, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Intacct
 
 
 

Power in a Cloud Financial Management Solution

Rob Reid

Rob Reid
CEO
Intacct Corporation

Many companies focus on customer success as a driver of growth. But other than monitoring renewals and churn, they’re not sure they’re using the best financial processes to track progress on this objective. A number of financial processes aid a company’s growth via customer success. This article discusses how to ensure customer satisfaction. It also discusses the benefits of a modern cloud ERP system.

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Internet of Things Data Coordination Gap Issues

Dan Hussain

Dan Hussain
Founder and President
American Patent Agency

Within the Internet of Things, coordinating points for feedback and data are as important as cameras, sensors and other connected objects. This article discusses five industries experiencing disruption due to the IoT and the difficulty they have coordinating data in a way that solves problems.

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Tips for Personalized Customer Experience

Suresh Balasubramanian

Suresh Balasubramanian
CEO
LiveHive

The expectations of consumers shopping online have skyrocketed and how we buy as consumers has now evolved to business-to-business (B2B). This article discusses how companies need to deliver a personalized customer experience including three things to respond to and engage more effectively with today’s buyers.

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Barracuda Networks: Will it Get Eaten Alive?

Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan
Founder and CEO
Cybersecurity Ventures

IT security company Barracuda Networks’ stock recently dropped 35 percent after the company reported losing over $2 million in the second quarter. This article discusses why the company might want to reconsider playing in other spaces versus the value and market rewards of a pure-play cyber business.

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Management to Employees Communications Tips

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson
Chief Marketing Officer
POP

Most CIOs and IT managers are tasked with overseeing more IT workers than ever before. Business is also being transformed by millennials, who expect constant communication with leadership. This article discusses how a manager can effectively understand or manage staff and how employees can share opinions.

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Why Non-Techies Make Great Tech Entrepreneurs

Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson
CEO
HammerDirect, LLC

In the startup techie world, a “hustler” is a non-techie who can’t hack or code. Many non-techies, such as Steve Jobs, have been successful in the tech world. This article presents three reasons why non-techies can have a competitive edge over their techie, hacker/coder counterparts.

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HP Bows to Amazon, Shuts Down Public Cloud

Chris Kocher

Chris Kocher
Founder and Managing Director
Grey Heron

HP recently announced it is shutting down its Helion Public Cloud. What’s behind the decision and how does it affect the competitive cloud space?

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Quote of the Week

 
 

"In the past, business strategy and operational plans translated into the need for technology capabilities. Today, technology innovation has become a primary driver of business innovation and value creation. So the historic process has reversed itself, with technology-led value creation opportunities driving strategy while strategy simultaneously drives technology planning."
(Mark Peacock, The Hackett Group IT Transformation Practice Leader)

 
 

This Week's Sponsor: Intacct

 
 

Intacct

Intacct is a leading provider of best-in-class cloud ERP software. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct’s award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. In use by more than 9,000 organizations from startups to public companies, Intacct is designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers also offer Intacct to their clients. The Intacct system includes accounting, cash management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation, revenue recognition, project accounting, fund accounting, inventory management, and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.

Intacct is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.intacct.com or call 877-437-7765. Connect with Intacct on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube.

 






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