ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
14 November 2012
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
This week's issue brought to you by: Actian

Competitive Scrambling

Cloud PredictionsIn 2013, in the face of new competition from younger, more nimble innovative companies, traditional software firms will need to scramble to remain competitive in a cloud, mobile, Big Data and social world. Read about the game-changing tactics predicted by our industry observers.

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2013 Software Spending

Dollar Sign PredictionsSandHill asked several industry observers where SMB and enterprise software spending will occur in 2013 and what bleeding-edge software will influence spending next year. Find out about software hairballs in 2013, SRP and the unifying factor in almost all spending decisions.

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Tech Giants Reboot

Tech Giants RebootSandHill’s questions on how the vendor landscape will change in 2013 found agreement among industry observers: software powerhouses face massive change. Our questions also sparked tirades about Microsoft. Dive into their perspectives on the necessary “rebooting” ahead.

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Endpoint Data Management

Jaspreet SinghHow can you manage the security of your corporate data when it’s spread across users, platforms, devices and geographies? The CEO of Druva talks about its cloud-based unified solution for managing endpoint data. He also discusses an important attribute for startup CEOs.

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Software Licensing

Tech Giants RebootA new Flexera Software white paper examines traditional compliance management approaches, the impact technology has on compliance management, the increasing complexity of software licensing models and the growing trend towards trust but verify approaches.

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Software M&As

Software M&AThe downloadable 3Q 2012 report on mergers & acquisitions is now available, courtesy of Software Equity Group.

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