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March 4, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Intacct

The High Bar Set for Tech Competitors

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson
Co-Founder and Partner
Play Bigger Advisors

The tech industry is a lot like pro ball, with few mega winners. A recent study on the velocity of market cap growth of tech companies shows the difference between winners and losers now happens faster than ever.

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Data Visualization for Decision Making

Roey Libfeld

Roey Libfeld
Head of Business Development and Market Research

The average business owner looking to collect and analyze big data doesn’t know how to compare segments of data and identify trends or get actionable insight out of traditional methods. This article discusses how data visualization brings this data alive and helps businesses make data-driven decisions.

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Information Governance and Archiving Platform

Srini Mannava

Srini Mannava
Founder and CEO

The challenges associated with governing, archiving and managing corporate data are tougher than ever before. This article discusses the benefits of adopting Information Governance (IG) and deploying an information archiving platform, as well as eight basic requirements for institutionalizing IG.

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Ask the Experts: Pebble Smartwatch

Ask the Experts

What is the real significance of Pebble raking in more than $5 million in less than five hours for its new smartwatch?

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2015 CEO/CFO Survey


CEO/CFO SurveyTake SandHill’s Survey on Software Outlook for 2015

We need the CxOs’ and Managing Directors' input in our annual study of the outlook for the software industry. Please take our online survey so that you and all of us in the industry can benefit from combined knowledge and insights. In appreciation, SandHill and the study’s underwriter Intacct will provide you a complimentary copy of the report on the study findings. It should take only 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.

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Executive Briefings


Play Bigger: Time to Market Cap 100

“Play Bigger: Time to Market Cap 100,” a SlideShare executive briefing from Play Bigger Advisors, provides findings from a comprehensive data-science research effort that ranks the top 100 U.S. technology companies that are growing in value the fastest.

The Play Bigger TTMC 100 Time to Market Cap is the measure of how long it takes a company to reach seminal valuation or market capitalization milestones. TTMC Velocity is the measure of how fast a company is increasing its market capitalization.

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Confluence 2015 – March 12 at Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

Join Sand Hill’s M.R. Rangaswami, one of the 36 speakers at Confluence 2015: Building Technology Organizations of Tomorrow. The 7th annual thought leadership and networking summit hosted by Zinnov shares best practices and thought leadership in globalization, innovation, leadership trends and market expansion in emerging geographies. Enterprises, startups, academia and service providers will provide a holistic view on how engineering and R&D is shaping up and will transform in the next few years.

The first 10 registrants from the community will receive free registration to the summit ($250 value). Use this promotional code when registering: SPZINCON2015.

Register now.
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This Week's Sponsor: Intacct



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