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February 24, 2016
This week's Pulse is sponsored by NetSuite

Integrate the Right Data for Cloud Control

Deirdre Mahon

Deirdre Mahon
Cloud Cruiser

As organizations shift away from the data center and move workloads to the cloud, they must rethink how to measure and monitor usage and spend. This article discusses a new approach to integration that gets cloud cost down and usage data and information into the hands of decision makers.

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Virtual Reality Headset User Experience

Doug Magyari

Doug Magyari

For people who have worn the current “facebrick” type of virtual reality (VR) devices, the experience can elicit delight, excitement, nausea and eyestrain at the same time. This article discusses the issues with early generation VR headsets and how the user experience can be improved.

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Build on Big Data Promise with Data Science Team

Ganes Kesari

Ganes Kesari
Vice President

Big data can provide business value for enterprises. As a key trend shaping the market, it continues to hold sway over all stakeholders in this ecosystem. This article discusses how an organization can build and scale data science teams to deliver consistent business value from data.

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Business Intelligence Education Tips

Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner
President and Founder
Dresner Advisory Services

Education needs to be a core part of a successful BI strategy. This article discusses the difference beween BI training and education, how organizations can create an environment of BI and data fluency and how they can train people on BI principles to ensure wisdom in their initiatives.

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SandHill Survey on IT Priorities and Spend in 2016

SandHill needs insights of CxOs of software companies and services companies. We just launched our first study of IT priorities and spend, and we’ll appreciate your time in answering a few short survey questions so that you and all of us in the industry can benefit from combined knowledge and insights. In appreciation, we’ll provide you a complimentary copy of the report ($300 value) on the findings. If you are not the right person who has information about your company’s IT spend and priorities in 2016, please forward this survey information to the appropriate C-level executive in your company.

Click here to take the survey.




Join us for lunch and learn how to future-proof your business with software monetization!

Please join us on March 15 at 11:30 a.m. PT at Fleming’s Prime Steak House in San Diego and learn about monetization strategies and technologies necessary to future-proof your business.

In addition to supporting subscriptions and implementing quote-to-cash processes, you're probably thinking about how to plan for the IoT and how this will affect your business. How should you prepare for provisioning entitlements, usage/consumption, customer engagement and reporting? Speakers include Omkar Munipalle, director of strategy and business development at Gemalto, and Sean Rollings, VP product marketing at Aria Systems.

Register here.


Executive Briefings


M&A Trends Reports

What are the recent software merger/acquisition trends? Download the Q4 2015 report to find out, courtesy of Software Equity Group. This new and improved format has many more data and charts.

Click here to download the report.


Software Executive Moves


Congratulations to Adrian Ionel, who just joined the Nexenta Advisory Board. He is the former CEO and co-founder at Mirantis and former founder of Restack.

Click here to read about other recent moves of software executives.


This Week's Sponsor: NetSuite



NetSuite 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.


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