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March 19, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by NetSuite

Rich Data & Sales Strategies That Bring ROI

Dalia Asterbadi

Dalia Asterbadi, CEO and Founder realSociable

In the world of Big Data, there is an increased need for “rich data” that brings return on opportunity. Dalia Asterbadi, CEO of realSociable, discusses focusing on meaningful leads with the right data. She also points out a sales mentality that sabotages ROI.

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Ireland’s Cloud and Big Data Landscape

Barry O’Dowd

Barry O’Dowd, SVP of Emerging Businesses Division
IDA Ireland

As the cloud-computing industry continues to grow across the globe, Ireland has managed to remain the “go-to place” for cloud enterprises. In addition to the fact that the temperate climate is ideal for data facilities, what makes Ireland the best little country for Big Data?

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Cloud and Next-Gen Software Influencer

Jeff Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director THINKstrategies

Those in the cloud space know Jeff Kaplan, THINKstrategies founder and managing director, Cloud Computing Showplace founder and Cloud Innovators Summit host. Find out how he became an industry influencer and what's next on his radar screen in this article in our software leaders profiles series.

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Mobile Tech Impacting Retailers’ Competitiveness

Jim Morrisroe

Deepak Agarwal, Founder and CEO

The explosive growth of e-commerce, and specifically mobile commerce, is lighting a fire under brick-and-mortar retailers. Even those with significant online storefronts find they have lots of catching up to do. So how can retailers make better use of technology to compete for shoppers?

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Mindset Over Dataset: A Big Data Prescription for Setting the Market Pace


Carpe Datum RXRegister to attend this Carpe Datum RX event on March 26, 2014, 11 a.m. (PT). Shirish Netke, CEO of Amberoon, will interview M. R. Rangaswami, co-founder and CEO of Sand Hill Group and co-author of "Mindset Over Dataset: A Big Data Prescription for Setting the Market Pace” about the study findings.

Sand Hill Group surveyed 160 real-world practitioners and conducted in-depth interviews with executives responsible for Big Data initiatives at 25 large enterprises with combined annual revenues exceeding $1.4 trillion. Their insights and recommendations are the basis for the report’s detailed prescription for implementing and leveraging Big Data solutions.

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.