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February 18, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Actian

Top Technology Companies to Sell for in 2015

Steve Martin

Steve W. Martin
Heavy Hitter Sales Training

Heavy Hitter Sales Training has worked with and studied hundreds of companies and their sales organizations. Based on his experience, the founder lists the best companies to sell for in 2015, all of which provide technology-based solutions that dovetail to key trends taking place in the market.

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Digital Business Transformation Tips

Sadagopan Singam

Sadagopan Singam
Vice President (Global)
and Business Leader
HCL Technologies

Any company can leverage digital technology and principles to create a winning edge. This article discusses drivers for digital initiatives and actions they dictate. It also addresses what organizations must recognize to get the best digital customer experience and offers a digital strategy.

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4 Primary Tiers of IoT Benefits

Jeff Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Managing Director

The possibilities created by a universe of connected products and services seem infinite, but the potential benefits will generally fall into four areas. This article discusses the primary tiers of benefits and opportunities that organizations can derive from Internet of Things deployments.

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Open Source & Hadoop Impact on BI Software

Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner
President and Founder
Dresner Advisory Services

Will open source be a difference-maker in business intelligence solutions? This article discusses whether open source in business intelligence has the same impact as enterprise open source apps.

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Emerging Trends in Wearable Technology

Daniel R. Faris

Daniel R. Faris

What place do smartwatches really have in our daily lives? And what does it take to build a desirable fitness tracker, which isn’t ugly, unhelpful or poorly made? This article discusses the emerging trends in wearable technology.

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Software News Brief

Kathleen Goolsby

Kathleen M. Goolsby
SandHill Managing Editor

The software industry news over the past few days was full of “firsts.” Here are six to pay attention to because this is probably not the last we’ll hear of them.

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Executive Briefings


Executive BriefingNext-Generation IT Asset Management: Transform IT with Data-Driven ITAM

The IT industry is rapidly evolving towards unification and convergence; but IT asset management, one of the key pillars of IT, is highly siloed from related and dependent functions. As a pivotal function within the enterprise, IT asset management needs to align with business strategy. It is the critical solution to meet fiscal goals while improving asset and personnel performance and mitigating risk.

“Next-Generation IT Asset Management: Transform IT with Data-Driven ITAM,” a BDNA executive brief, explains how next-generation data-driven IT asset management can help control costs, mitigate risks and enable standardization by aligning IT asset management with enterprise goals. It also discusses three major barriers within any organization that keeps it from achieving next-generation IT asset management

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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.