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April 23, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Intacct

Mobile SaaS Apps: Native, HTML5 or Hybrid?

Paul Giurat

Paul Giurata, Managing Partner
Catalyst Resources

If your company is designing a new SaaS app to run on the desktop, tablets and on iOS and Android phones, how can you do it in a way that will get you to market faster, will keep development costs under control and will make your users happy and satisfied with your software?

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What Inspires Innovation that Leads to Patents?

Jon Fisher

Jon B. Fisher, Co-founder and CEO

Are you under pressure to brainstorm new product ideas but are stuck and not thinking creatively? A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and holder of dozens of patents discusses a stimulating factor that leads to brain chemical changes and creative inventions.

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Tips to Protect Against Shadow IT

Mike Templeman

Mike Templeman, CEO
Foxtail Marketing

A company’s greatest security risk may not be external or even malicious. It could simply be an employee using “shadow IT” and thereby exploiting a security loophole. This article discusses why employees are engaging in it and presents tips on how to turn the risk into a benefit.

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How to Use Cloud to Improve Sales Effectiveness

Paul Lee

Paul Lee, Community Manager
Agiliron, Inc

Don’t miss these tips on how to leverage cloud platforms to add more value to your sales process. The article also presents examples of top-line growth by using the cloud to improve sales effectiveness.

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Startup Provides Big Data Intelligence & Protection

Manmeet Singh

Manmeet Singh, Co-founder and CEO

Dataguise provides data-centric security intelligence and protection solutions in the Big Data space. It discusses differentiation in Big Data security solutions, the rising need for chief data officers and shares advice for startups.

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Notable Quote

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"Big data is like teenage sex. Everyone..."

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Webcast - Sand Hill’s 2014 Software CEO/CFO Outlook


Sand Hill GroupDon’t forget to register for the Webcast on Sand Hill's 2014 Software CEO / CFO Outlook.
Recently, we asked leading software CEOs and CFOs to share their insights into the state of the software industry and how their companies are adapting to changing conditions. Please join M.R. Rangaswami, CEO of Sand Hill Group, for a live webcast on May 6 at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET and a panel of software industry executives to discuss the key study findings. You’ll learn what your colleagues think about:

  • The business outlook for the next 12 months
  • How companies are forecasting for revenue growth, hiring, and expense
  • What key metrics are being used to track their business
  • The key factors expected to drive growth over the next 48 months
  • How the Internet of Things will impact their business

Attendees will receive a free copy of the full report (a $300 value).

Register now.

This Week's Sponsor: Intacct



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