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November 19, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by SafeNet

The Future of IoT: Challenges & Opportunities

Chris Kocher

Chris Kocher
Founder and Managing Director
Grey Heron

Is exploiting the Internet of Things part of your business strategy? This 2015 Sand Hill forecast article discusses key drivers of change, challenges that may slow adoption and the implications for entrepreneurs/startups, large technology providers and industrial/enterprise IT and networking groups.

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2015 Wearable Tech Trends: Broadcasting Technology

Jon Fisher

Jon B. Fisher
Co-founder and CEO

This 2015 SandHill forecast article discusses how wearable broadcasting technology is revolutionizing ways of doing business and how combining streaming video with computing is benefiting companies in various industries..

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Storage Market: Predictions for 2015

Dave Cahill

Dave Cahill
VP of Corporate Development & Strategy

The storage industry continues to be in the middle of an exciting and disruptive shift. In this crowded market where claims and buzzwords are in abundance, here are some current market trends that IT organizations need to be aware of as we look ahead to 2015.

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Tips to Comply with New California Privacy Laws

Lindsay Junck

Lindsay Junck
Associate Attorney
Lotus Law Center

Any business that collects personal information on a California resident must comply with new privacy laws that become effective in 2015. This article offers advice on navigating new laws and discusses the importance of reviewing business operations and data storage practices to confirm compliance.

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Be Our Guest at the Fourth Annual Cloud Channel Summit (Dec. 3) in San Diego and Learn How to Build Successful Partnerships in the Cloud

SandHill readers can attend the Cloud Channel Summit FREE as our guest by using passcode VIP when you register at is proud to be a sponsor of the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit. In addition, the Cloud Channel Summit executive networking forum is being hosted in conjunction with the Channel Company’s NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on December 4-5.

These events will bring together senior executives from leading cloud vendors, major hardware and software vendors, powerful service providers and their channel company counterparts to share industry best practices and innovative ideas for building successful partnerships in the Cloud. Click here to see the executives who have already confirmed their participation in this year’s Cloud Channel Summit. In order for the cloud computing marketplace to continue to grow, leading cloud vendors and their channel partners must work together to develop new solutions to address the unique needs of their mutual customers in various geographic and vertical markets. 
For more information about the Cloud Channel Summit, contact You can also get updates about the Summit via Twitter @CloudSummits.


This Week's Sponsor: SafeNet


SafeNetLicensingLive! 2014 recently took place at The Cypress Hotel in Cupertino, Calif. on Oct. 22-23. This is the only free software monetization event where you can learn, collaborate and network with analysts, experts, and colleagues all under one roof. The two days were filled with very informative presentations, case studies and panel discussions that ended with a half day of customers-only sessions with SafeNet’s Executive and Product Management Teams. The new partner forum where Avangate, Aria Systems, Akamai, Cognizant, Simon Kucher and Partner, and Servoy participated helped to make this LicensingLive! the best yet. 

If you missed it, here are some of the presentations recorded at LicensingLive! 2014.

The Shared  Economy Principal Analyst and CEO, Constellation Research

The Internet of Things Changes Everything Managing Director, THINKstrategies

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device: Changes in Access and Licensing — Vice President, Software Pricing, Licensing and Delivery, IDC

What Do Software Development and Skeleton Racing Have in Common — Matt Antoine, National & USA Olympic Team, Skeleton Athlete – 2014 Bronze Medalist – Sochi

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