Software Pulse
March 3, 2011

Jeff Boehm5 Success Factors for Mobile "Business Discovery"

The drive for enterprise mobility is pushing companies and software vendors to find a new way of thinking to meet end-user information needs.

By Jeff Boehm, QlikView

Mobility represents a giant step forward in business intelligence. The potential for enterprise users to access business-critical information wherever, whenever and on which-ever device they want, creates a tremendous opportunity for improved corporate productivity – and for software vendors to achieve a competitive advantage.

Business Discovery is the next generation of business intelligence. It bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and standalone office productivity applications, enabling users to forge new paths and make new discoveries. Business Discovery works with what you have and infuses new capability into BI: insight for everyone, zero-wait analysis, mobility, an app–like model, remixability and reassembly, and a social and collaborative experience.


Join us at the Cloud Summit

Cloud Connect

Join host and publisher M.R. Rangaswami at the Cloud Industry Summit taking place March 8-9 in Santa Clara, Calif., the summit gathers the executives, investors and companies that are driving the cloud computing revolution.

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Why the "P Principle" Applies to Modern IT

Jake Sorofman

Jake Sorofman of rPath reviews the connection between manufacturing and the industrial transformation in IT in this post to the Blog, “New Era, New Thinking."

The Need for Outcome-Based IT Marketing

Tom Pisello

Tom Pisello of Alinean recaps the results of a Gartner study which shows CIOs need for value-based sales pitches in this post to the Blog on software marketing best practices.

Take Part in an Executive Networking Dinner

Join Sand Hill Group's M.R. Rangaswami, ServiceSource executives and customers on Tuesday evening, March 8, at Parcel 104 in Santa Clara, Calif. for an intimate networking dinner and lively discussion about service industry trends and innovative ways to optimize recurring service revenue streams. Seating is limited to 20 executives, so please take this opportunity to RSVP today!

A Return to Deal Making in 2010

M&A volumes rose last year for the first time since the crisis. Capital markets think deals created more value too. Read the latest statistics in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.

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Top Stories from the Past Week

  1. Google Explains Reasons for Email Glitch (InternetNews)
  2. SAP Unveils 'Facebook for Enterprise' Sales Tool (CRM Daily)
  3. Gartner Predicts Massive Bounce in CRM Sales, Salesforce Aims for US$3B Revenues (CMS Wire)
  4. White House Asks for $1B Boost in Federal IT Budget (eCommerce Times)
  5. 5 Myths of Innovation – Why the ‘I’ Word Needs to Become a New Discipline (Forbes)

Join Global Innovation Leaders at Confluence 2011

Taking place March 11 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Confluence 2011 is an exclusive globalization summit for executives to understand latest trends in global innovation, engineering optimization and opportunities in emerging markets. Sand Hill Group's M.R. Rangaswami will be moderating a panel at this 2nd annual event which brings together senior decision makers from the Software, Semiconductors, Telecom/Networking, Healthcare (Medical Equipments) verticals. Find out more and register at

The Latest Software Business News on

All Headlines: IBM unveils software to virtualize a data center ‘in minutes.’.

VC Activity: Guardian Analytics receives $11 million.

M&A Deals: Intel completes McAfee acquisition.

Executive Moves: Michael Grant named CEO of Cloudscaling.

Quote of the Week

This incident is a reminder that whatever service or software you're using, people still need to have a backup and archive strategy.”

- Rebecca Wettemann of Nucleus Research, on Gmail’s outage

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