The Pulse - A newsletter by
May 21, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by NetSuite

Unearth Data Perspectives with Visualization Tools

J. Ramachandran

J. Ramachandran,

Analytics is expected to bring about buried perspectives in data by examining the intuitive relationships and also unearthing the not-so intuitive ones. That’s not always easy because of limitations of human cognizance. Data visualization tools provide ways to consume data meaningfully and cohesively.

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Tips for a Successful Open Source Initiative

Miguel Valdés Faura

Miguel Valdés Faura,
CEO and Co-founder

As open source technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in our culture, it’s driving a new wave of entrepreneurship. This article looks at a series of lessons learned regarding what it takes to build a successful business around open source and how to cultivate an open source community.

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Energy Management System Tips for Improvement

Jon Rabinowitz

Jon Rabinowitz,
Senior Director of Marketing
Panoramic Power/p>

Organizations can improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by following ISO 50001. This article discusses benefits of the standard that can help mount an effective response to energy inefficiencies, rising energy costs and increased presence of environmentalism.

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BI Control: Bridging the Gap between IT and Users

Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner,
President and Founder
Dresner Advisory Services

A trend in business intelligence is moving control away from the IT group to the business users. This article presents real-world observations regarding control and discusses reasons for organizations not to sidestep the issue. It also offers a solution to bridge the gap between business users and IT.

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Take Sand Hill’s Survey: “How Do You Hadoop?”


Big Data is a top of mind subject at all levels of the enterprise. In order to determine its adoption Sand Hill Group is doing a second focused survey on the status of Hadoop.

A lot has happened in the last six months around Hadoop in the enterprise. As a follow-on to our very successful study, "Do You Hadoop? A Survey of Big Data Practitioners" (October 2013), Sand Hill Group is doing a second survey, “How Do You Hadoop?” to help enterprises get the latest insights on adoption of this critical technology.

Survey findings will be shared in the next month with those who complete the entire survey. In addition, by completing all 12 questions you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of Sand Hill Group's latest Big Data report ($1,995 value).

Click here to take the survey.

This Week's Sponsor: NetSuite


NetSuite, Inc.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.