The Pulse - A newsletter by Sandhill.com
March 11, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by SafeNet
 
 

Innovation Revolution and Strategy

Dan McClure

Dan McClure
Innovation Design Lead
ThoughtWorks North America

Innovate or die” is the corporate mandate. But there are many definitions and contexts of innovation. This article discusses the innovation revolution from aspects of what innovation accomplishes, its challenges and where innovation still needs to go.

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IoT & 3D Printing Impacting Field Services

Kathleen Goolsby

Kathleen Goolsby
Managing Editor
SandHill.com

Field service is experiencing a paradigm shift from being a necessary deliverable to a springboard from which companies can create a long tail of services, especially in IoT sensors and 3D printing. Here are the tech and manufacturing company trends and expectations for field service.

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Ask the Experts: Long-Term Tech Thinking

Eric Pelander

Eric Pelander
Partner, Co-founder
Waterstone Management Group

Is long-term thinking dead in the quickly evolving tech world? If not, in what way is the perspective, time range or strategy of “long-term” changing?

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Software News Brief

Ask the Experts

Recent news stories highlight how mobile tech is impacting growth in other markets. Other notable headlines bring attention to new software firms in high-stakes markets and winners in the Hadoop-as-a-Service market.

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Executive Briefing

 
 

March M&A ReportMarch M&A Report

What are the recent software merger/acquisition trends? Download the March monthly report to find out, courtesy of Software Equity Group.

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This Week's Sponsor: SafeNet

 
 

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