The Pulse - A newsletter by Sandhill.com
May 27, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by NetSuite
 
 
 

SW Businesses: Hyper Growth in a Perfect Storm

M.R. Rangaswami

M.R. Rangaswami
Co-Founder & CEO
Sand Hill Group

The IoT, pace and volume of innovation, and glut of venture capital create a perfect storm for software companies trying to focus on customer success. A Sand Hill Group study addresses the challenges of hyper growth within software businesses.

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Software Opportunities in the Internet of Things

Carl Ford

Carl Ford
CEO & Co-Founder
Crossfire Media

The Internet of Things is spreading like wildfire. What will happen to some of the early niche players in the space? Where are companies finding inspiration for developing new IoT services and products? This article discusses the IoT’s accelerated pace of growth and where it’s headed.

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Opinions on Possible Salesforce Acquisition

Kathleen Goolsby

Kathleen Goolsby
Managing Editor
Sandhill.com

SandHill.com asked several of our favorite software industry advisors and CRM experts to weigh in which company might acquire Salesforce.com. Be sure to add a comment with your own opinion.

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Shark Tank’s Herjavec on Managed Security Services

Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan
Founder & CEO
Cybersecurity Ventures

Technology entrepreneur Robert Herjavec has been trolling cybersecurity waters without his “Shark Tank” TV show buddies. This article discusses the views of the founder of Herjavec Group, which is on the Cybersecurity 500 list, about the opportunity in the managed security services provider space.

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Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution Trends

Ron Bianchini

Ron Bianchini
President & CEO
Avere Systems

Avere Systems was first to market as a hybrid cloud storage offering. Avere allows organizations to store their files in the cloud or on-premises yet always maintain on-premises speeds. The CEO discusses cloud storage solutions and trends. He also shares insights for software startups.

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IoT & Mobile BI Trends in Location Intelligence

Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner
President & Founder
Dresner Advisory Services

What kinds of businesses use location intelligence in BI initiatives? Will it have far-reaching impacts on BI software and business in general? Howard Dresner discusses 2015 Location Intelligence Market Study findings including users’ functionality priorities, future plans and vendor support.

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Executive Briefing

 
 

Download: "Software CEO / CFO Outlook 2015: On the Customer Success Road in a Perfect Storm"

This report on findings in Sand Hill Group’s Software CEO / CFO Outlook 2015 study provides a detailed look at the industry’s hyper growth and the forces now shaping the industry’s future. The report finds the software industry is in a state of transition to a customer-centric business model.

Click here to read an excerpt of the report and buy the report.

 
 
 

This Week's Sponsor: NetSuite

 
 

NetSuite

NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites. NetSuite enables companies to manage core key business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.

 






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