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February 25, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by SafeNet

Cognitive Computing Trends & Opportunities

Manoj Saxena

Manoj Saxena
Cognitive Scale MD
The Entrepreneurs’ Fund

With so many ways to apply the power of cognitive computing to change how we work and live, the potential of this emerging market segment is limitless. Like every large emerging market, there will be a glut of entrants and over investment. This article looks at three of the latest cognitive computing trends.

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Customer Success Trends and Startup Advice

Don MacLennan

Don MacLennan
CEO & Co-Founder

Bluenose is an intelligent customer success platform that enables SaaS businesses to proactively manage and engage their customers. In this interview, the CEO and co-founder discusses trends in customer success solutions and also shares advice for startups.

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Malcolm Kushner: Algorithms for Humor Success

Malcolm Kushner

Malcolm Kushner
Humor Consultant
Kushner Group

Building relationships is a key to success, and humor can help. Humor creates rapport and a sense of shared values when people laugh together. One of the techniques humor consultant Malcolm Kushner finds popular for business presentations and conversations is a joke algorithm. Here’s how it works.

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India Online Ecosystem Platform: 5 Lessons Learned

Shanti Mohan

Shanti Mohan
Founder & CEO

LetsVenture is an online platform based in Bangalore that helps startups raise rounds of angel funding by connecting them to global investors. The CEO and founder shares five lessons learned based on data from the platform, personal interactions and learning from engaging and building the platform.

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Software News Brief

Kathleen Goolsby

Kathleen M. Goolsby
SandHill Managing Editor

By the numbers – Looking at recent software news from a numbers perspective highlights important trends and dynamics. Check out these six news items – plus a bonus story on several software leaders’ opinions on leadership traits.

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February M&A Report

M&A Report

What are the recent software merger/acquisition trends? Download the February monthly report to find out, courtesy of Software Equity Group.

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2015 CEO/CFO Survey


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

SandHill is conducting our annual comprehensive study of the outlook of CEOs and CFOs in the software industry. We would appreciate your responding to 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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Lunch and Learn – How a high-powered licensing portal can double customer satisfaction

A well-designed customer Web portal for license and entitlement management can help your business increase customer satisfaction and lower operational costs. Join us for lunch and see how Hewlett-Packard's (HP) high-powered licensing Web portal designed and built by SafeNet doubled HP's customer satisfaction rating just weeks after launch. The session will include a demonstration of the Web portal so you can get a first-hand view of true customer self-service and automation in an enterprise environment.

Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.
Two events:
March 5, 2015, 11:30AM - 2:00PM Register Today
Location: The Capital Grille, 10 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803, (781) 505-4130

March 12, 2015, 11:30AM - 2:00PM Register Today
Location: Fleming's Steakhouse, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94304,(650) 329-8457
For more information, email

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This Week's Sponsor: NetSuite


NetSuiteNetSuite 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.