The Pulse - A newsletter by
July 23, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Actian

Using SaaS to Boost Business Growth

Stan Roach

Stan Roach,
Chief Customer Officer

The urge to transform a business is driving SaaS adoption in organizations across the globe. Two ways that SaaS can act as a catalyst for business expansion are addressed here, as well as what you need to consider before wading into SaaS waters.

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Accelerating Software Development with MBaaS

Andriy Shapochka

Andriy Shapochka,
Principal Software Architect
SoftServe Inc.

Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) offers cloud-based suites of mobile back end components that help organizations accelerate software development in the face of skyrocketing mobile app demand. This article discusses services offered, how to choose an MBaaS and some of the better-known providers.

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Hybrid Cloud and Cloud Fabric Layer

Jennifer Gill

Jennifer Gill,
Director, Global Product Marketing

According to recent industry stats, the hybrid cloud is the “Next Big Thing,” but the current model needs refinement. So where do we go from here? This article discusses what’s needed for this blended cloud model to reach widespread adoption, including issues that need to be resolved..

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Mobile Testing Challenges and Solutions

John Hitchcock

John Hitchcock,
Avantica Technologies

Poorly executed mobile testing leads to quality problems resulting in uninstalled apps and abandoned websites. This article looks at current mobile app and website testing challenges, testing tools and frameworks, virtual testing and the benefits of a mobile testing partner.

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July M&A Report

M&A Report

What are the recent software merger/acquisition trends? Download the July monthly report to find out, courtesy of Software Equity Group.

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This Week's Sponsor: Actian


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