The Pulse - A newsletter by Sandhill.com
October 29, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Actian
 
 

Silicon Valley Pioneers Reflect on Unique Culture

Kathleen Goolsby

Kathleen Goolsby
Managing Editor
SandHill.com

Cities and regions have vied to become as successful as the fabled Silicon Valley, but so far it remains unique. Sandhill.com talked with five Valley pioneers about the early days when the culture first began to take shape and asked their opinions on whether there could ever be another Silicon Valley.

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Heavy Hitter I.T. Sales Strategy

Steven Martin

Steve W. Martin
Founder
Heavy Hitter Sales Training

The new book, Heavy Hitter I.T. Sales Strategy, reveals that it’s not always sales prowess or superior products that lead to a sale. Interviews of more than 1,000 decision makers reveal what separated winners from losers in technology sales.

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Content Marketing Tactics: Curation and Harvesting

Jim Burns

Jim Burns
President
Avitage

Content curation offers great potential to address many content challenges marketers face. This article discusses how to get more out of your content and content investments by going beyond current curation practices to “harvest” the content you curate.

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Free Data Virtualization Tool for Data Integration

Suresh Chandrasekaran

Suresh Chandrasekaran
SVP North America
Denodo Technologies

Data virtualization products are designed for data architects that are tired of archaic data integration methods or frustrated at not being able to leverage the true value of their data. This article discusses data virtualization challenges and trends and how one no-cost tool addresses users’ needs.

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Events

 
 

Remember to register for complimentary executive breakfast Nov. 5, in Boston on “Critical Metrics for Benchmarking SaaS Company Success”

Join speakers from NetSuite, HubSpot, TandemSeven, LogMeIn and OPEXEngine at a complimentary executive breakfast on Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts.

At this important event, you will have the opportunity to network with other C-level executives and learn from local SaaS industry leaders how to understand critical metrics necessary to evaluate the success of your SaaS/software business; gain real-time visibility with role-based KPI dashboards; adapt your business to the world of recurring revenue; benchmark your SaaS, hybrid or on-premises software business performance; and evolve critical SaaS metrics as your business model and company growth stage change over time.

Register today

 
 
 

This Week's Sponsor: Actian

 
 

ActianActian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in Austin, New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.