The Pulse - A newsletter by Sandhill.com
November 2, 2016
This week's Pulse is sponsored by NetSuite
 
 
 

Raising startup follow-on funding in 2017

Steve Weiss

Steve Weiss
Co-founder
Grey Heron

Startups that are raising a Series B or C in 2017 should get ready for tougher-than-before scrutiny of their sales and marketing engine. This article talks about why the bar is getting higher than the good old days of next rounds and what you can do to prepare and zoom ahead of the pack.

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Software-centric shift of old-line companies

Jeffrey M. Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Managing Director
THINKstrategies

How does Wipro’s acquisition of Appirio fit in with the many old-line industrial, product-centric companies transforming into powerful, software-centric organizations? This article discusses strategies and how this trend will evolve in 2017, raising the bar for software startups and changing landscape for consulting services.

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Protecting IoT devices from DDoS attacks

Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson
CEO
Plixer International

2017 will see a staggering rise in both the overall number and scope of global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. This article discusses what’s driving these attacks, why the DDoS problem hasn’t yet been solved, why IoT devices are easy targets for hackers and how they can be secured.

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Knowledge workers’ role in predictive analytics

Donal Daly

Donal Daly
CEO
Altify

Companies are making big bets on big data and analytics, but big decisions are sometimes made with misplaced confidence. This often results in frustration. This article discusses what companies need to do to make predictive analytics powerful and the role of the knowledge workers involved.

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Leaving the public cloud without losing the benefits

S.K. Vinod

S.K. Vinod
VP Product Management
DriveScale

More and more organizations are deciding that moving everything to the public cloud has unwanted tradeoffs, but what’s the answer to this dilemma? This article explores why companies are turning to an on-premises orientation and how to do this without losing benefits of the cloud.

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Solutions for closing the cybersecurity skills gap

Tuula Fai

Tuula Fai
Sr. Marketing Director
STEALTHbits Technologies

With the continued rise in security breaches, organizations are increasing their cybersecurity budgets, but that’s not enough to thwart cyberattacks. Skilled security professionals are needed but are in short supply. This article discusses why and solutions for growing the cybersecurity workforce.

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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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