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October 15, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Intacct

Benchmark BI Study: Predictive Analytics

Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner
President and Founder
Dresner Advisory Services

Business users are growing daily in their analytical sophistication and use of predictive analytics. How mature is the market and where are the gaps? Howard Dresner talks about his recent market study and what it reveals about business intelligence user trends and vendor support.

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Data Scraping: Prevention and Legal Recourse

Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen
Associate Attorney
Lotus Law Center

Data scraping programs employ automated “bots” or “spiders” that harvest information on your website and convert it to their own use. This article explains the problems with bots and spiders doing website data scraping, how to prevent it and legal recourse when it happens.

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SMB Advantage: Cloud Unified Communications

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

When starting your business, ensuring you and your employees can communicate with each other as well as the multitudes of potential customers should be a top priority. This article discusses the benefits of unified communications in the cloud and hosted VoIP.

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Consumer Reactions: Apple & JPMorgan Chase Breaches

Phil Ahad

Phil Ahad
Vice President
Toluna QuickSurveys

If Fortune 500 giants like Apple, JPMorgan Chase and Home Depot are susceptible to hackers, how secure are you personally and/or your business? Toluna polled 1,000 consumers to learn just how tuned into common data security breaches they are and what precautions they are taking to protect themselves.

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Register now for complimentary executive breakfast Nov. 5, in Boston on “Critical Metrics for Benchmarking SaaS Company Success”

Join speakers from NetSuite, HubSpot, TandemSeven, LogMeIn and OPEXEngine at a complimentary executive breakfast on Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts.

SaaS metrics are no longer one-size-fits-all as there are subtle variations between pure-SaaS and hybrid models. And these metrics evolve as your organization moves from a private to public company.

At this important event, you will have the opportunity to network with other C-level executives and learn from local SaaS industry leaders how to:

  • Understand the critical metrics necessary to evaluate the success of your SaaS/software business
  • Gain real-time visibility across finance, sales and service with role-based KPI dashboards
  • Adapt your business to the world of recurring revenue through best practices from cloud industry veterans
  • Benchmark your SaaS, hybrid or on-premises software business performance with standardized metrics
  • Evolve critical SaaS metrics as your business model and company growth stage change over time.

Register today


This Week's Sponsor: Intacct


IntacctIntacct is the cloud financial management company. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct's award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications, in use by more than 7,300 organizations from startups to public companies, are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers offer Intacct to their clients. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue management, project and fund accounting, inventory management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing. Intacct is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit or call 877-437-7765. Connect with Intacct on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.