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April 9, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by SafeNet

SaaS Changes the Way Vendors and Channel Partners Work Together

Dave Key

Dave Key, Managing Director
Cloud Strategies

SaaS impacts everyone creating, selling or using software. This article reveals how SaaS changes the role of the channel, the primary reasons for the current lower use of channels by SaaS vendors and the key to a SaaS channel partner’s success.

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Equity-Based Crowdfunding Impact on VCs and Startups

Akhil Garland

Akhil Garland, Founder and CEO
PeoplesVC, Inc.

The JOBS Act is ultimately expected to pave the way for equity-based crowdfunding. Will this venture capital model disrupt the traditional model, and if so, will it benefit in the end? Who will be disrupted the most? What opportunities could it create for VCs and companies seeking funding?.

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Identity and Access Management Mobile Solutions

Dean Wiech

Dean Wiech, Managing Director

Working from home has many benefits, but it causes significant issues for both the organization’s IT department and employees. This article discusses three major issues and solutions used by leading businesses to resolve them.

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Why Startups Need Business Attorneys

Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen, Associate Attorney
Lotus Law Center

While many business startups may see the benefit of hiring a business attorney instead of using online templates, most face the same dilemma: How can we afford an attorney? This article discusses the benefits of a lawyer and a new kind of law practice with fixed rates.

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Thinking of Entering the Internet of Things Marketplace?

Jeff Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director

A confluence of technological and market forces is coming together to exponentially expand the past promise of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) capabilities into a wider array of Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunities. Two big challenges exist for the broad cross-section of players entering the IoT marketplace.

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HBase: NoSQL Big Data Integration with Hadoop

Eli Collins

Eli Collins,
Chief Technologist

Apache HBase, an open source distributed storage system used in the production systems of many large, data-rich companies, has the advantage in Big Data environments of full integration with Hadoop. That’s why the demand for HBase-related experience ranks at the top with other NoSQL technologies.

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Preparing for IPO: Streamlining Compliance in the Cloud


NetsuiteIs an IPO in your software company’s future? Or are you hoping your fast-growth company gets noticed and acquired? In either case, a strong financial management foundation for rigorous reporting and compliance is critical, but you also need flexibility to handle continued growth as a public company. Join this live webinar on April 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 am PT (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET) to hear from our executive panelists on preparing and executing a successful IPO.
During this candid discussion, you’ll hear lessons learned and best practices on corporate governance, investor relations, compliance, transparency and strengthening processes to thrive as a public company. Speakers include Cory Douglas, CFO, Medidata Solutions; Dan Miller, VP Finance and General Manager - Software Vertical, NetSuite; and Steve Hobbs, Managing Director, Protiviti.

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Billing Innovators Summit: “Monetizing the Disruption”


Billing Innovators Summit: “Monetizing the Disruption”Don’t forget to register to attend this important event hosted by MGI Research and sponsored by SandHill. Join us in San Francisco on April 23 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for lunch and an afternoon of actionable insights on managing the risks, rewards and opportunities associated with today’s billing solutions. A billing success or failure can elevate or sink a customer relationship and impact market competitiveness..

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This Week's Sponsor: SafeNet



SafeNet has more than 25 years of experience in delivering innovative and reliable software licensing and entitlement management solutions to software publishers, technology vendors, and cloud service providers worldwide. Easy to integrate and use, innovative, and feature-focused, the company’s family of Sentinel Software Monetization Solutions are designed to meet the unique license enablement, enforcement, and management requirements of any organization, regardless of size, technical requirements, or organizational structure. Only with SafeNet are clients able to address each and every aspect of the software monetization lifecycle – from copy and intellectual property protection to product catalog management and ongoing end-user experience improvement.