ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
20 MARCH 2013
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
This week's issue brought to you by: Actian

Enterprise SW Investing

William H. Janeway Warburg Pincus’ managing director and author of “Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy” discusses multiple challenges and opportunities for investing in enterprise software and how the SaaS model impacts investment economics.

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5 Entrepreneur Mistakes

Burton M. GoldfieldIf entrepreneurs could “do it all over again,” what mistakes they vowed never to repeat again would stand out above the rest? TriNet lists the top five mistakes mentioned repeatedly by clients and shares thoughts on how to do it better the second time around.

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Software Architecture

WILLIAM MARTINEZHow do you implement a software architecting process that can maintain a dynamic system over time? The software R&D manager of Avantica Technologies discusses the symptoms of business evolution and provides an overview of a natural selection-driven architecting process that allows it.

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Cloud Market Disruptors

John CowanSeemingly overnight the private cloud market has sprung up with countless competitors pitching features and benefits. 6fusion’s CEO analyzes where and why some of them will be market disruptors.

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Software Benchmark Tips

Lauren KelleyOPEXEngine describes how software companies can learn best practices from retail financial planning and analysis, which teases out critical indicators and mechanics, breaking everything down into measurable units of activity and then putting it together to accurately predict business performance.

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Notable Quote

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Share Your View on Open Source


Alert: The 2013 Future of Open Source Survey will close on March 28, so don’t delay in participating and adding your opinion.

Black Duck Software, North Bridge and Forrester Research teamed up to introduce the survey. SandHill is a media collaborator again this year. This very successful annual survey has sparked important discussions around open source adoption for the past six years.

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This Week's Sponsor: Actian


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