ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
20 NOVEMBER 2013
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
This week's issue brought to you by: NetSuite

Predictions of Change for Big Data, IoT, Cloud

Kathleen Goolsby

In what areas of the software ecosystem will we see the most change in 2014? We asked several SandHill experts for their opinions. Here are their predictions for Big Data and analytics, cloud, the Internet of Things, and the software vendors in those spaces.

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Cloud Services Trends

John CowanJohn Cowan, 6fusion CEO, says that workload interchangeability forms the necessary foundation for a healthy and vibrant cloud services market and is a critical element missing in the trust equation between buyers and suppliers of services. He predicts a distinct evolution in that direction in 2014.

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Semantic Web Technology

Charles SilverThe Semantic Web is a “must” to harvest the limitless knowledge inside Big Data. Charles Silver, CEO, Algebraix Data Corp., discusses how mega-companies including Wal-Mart and Dow Jones are investing heavily in semantic technology, and gives four steps to fall in line.

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Collaborative BI Trends

Howard DresnerWhich is best for collaboration: Google Docs or Microsoft SharePoint? Howard Dresner, founder, Dresner Advisory Services, discusses this and multiple other findings from the 2013 Collaborative Business Intelligence Market Study including core features, top capabilities, vendor support and more.

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Profitable Cloud Channels

Jeff KaplanThe focus of attention at the recent annual Cloud Channel Summit was how to build a vibrant network of third-party channels to extend reach in the rapidly expanding marketplace. Jeff Kaplan, managing director, THINKstrategies, recaps the event, including three best practices identified by speakers.

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IT Service Optimization

Jerred RubleThe federal government's recent launch of is a prime example of outsourced IT gone wrong. Jerred Ruble, president and CEO, TeamQuest, offers four tips for enterprises and service providers to consider for a much more successful launch.

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SMB Landscape of the United States of America


Zinnov LogoThis November 2013 report reveals the findings in a study conducted by Zinnov, a leading market expansion and globalization advisory firm. It covers key business and IT trends of the 28 million SMBs operating in the United States.

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This Week's Sponsor: NetSuite


NetSuiteNetSuite 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.