ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
24 October 2012
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
This week's issue brought to you by: ServiceSource

Mobile Security Trends

Bill ConnerWhen it comes to security, there is a delicate balance between being user friendly and providing the strongest protection possible. Ease of use is critical. Entrust’s CEO discusses voice recognition, facial recognition and other trends in mobile security authentication software.

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E-Discovery M&A Activity

Mary Jo ZandyThis year demonstrates favorable e-discovery M&A activity, following the 2011 spate of mega deals and dramatic consolidation forecasts among industry players. Berkery Noyes discusses the activity, including how the large technology acquirers are faring and new companies that have been spawned.

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Tackling Big Data

S. NEW MELCHIZEDECHow do you solve the problem of extracting valuable information spread across multiple machines? Startup Cloud Infra discusses Cloud Bash, its SaaS Big Data processing platform and shares tips for other startups about launching a new product.

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Notable Quote

question mark iconWho said: “Every Marine is a rifleman... It means that every one of them has to be able to pick up a weapon and defend... Why don’t we build networks that way?”

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Cloud Channel Summit: Partnering for Success in the Cloud


Don’t miss the Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies, on November 5, 2012 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Like the other cloud summits from THINKstrategies in 2012, it promises to be full of insights.

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Participate in Software Executive Insights Survey


Consulting firm, Waterstone Management Group, is conducting a Software Executive Insights survey. Findings will be shared in an exclusive article on  

The survey will collect insights and benchmarks from the following functions: Product Development, Go-to-Market, Professional Services, Customer Support and Recurring Revenue Services. You will have the option to select which section(s) of questions you would like to answer; each section should take approximately 10 minutes.

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12th Founder Showcase


The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s leading seed-stage pitch event, gathering over 600 technology CEOs and investors to hear talks from leading entrepreneurs, and help launch a promising startup to greatness. The 12th Founder Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco and will feature David Sacks (Founder & CEO of Yammer) as the first Keynote Speaker.

Guests will also be treated to an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring eight promising startups, as well as appetizers and drinks in a networking hall full of other promising companies. Join 600 startup founders and 200 investors at this important event.  

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