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August 20, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Actian

Assessing Self-Service Functionality of BI Tool

Evan Castle

Evan Castle
Product Manager

A popular solution to independently explore business questions is self-service business intelligence (BI). Here are three conditions that must be in place to support self-service and a matrix of nine types of questions to test the degree of self-service supported by a BI tool.

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Cloud Pricing Wars and Other Resource Realities

Suraj Kumar

Suraj Kumar
Founder and CEO

There is no doubt the cloud is good for your business, but you need to think very carefully about how it should be used and get your cloud strategy right. This article dismantles myths about pricing wars and cloud resources so you can make informed decisions.

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How Curated IT Marketplaces Help SMBs Outsource

Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor
Founder & CEO
IT Exchange

The SMB outsourcing market is very lucrative for IT service providers, but small and medium businesses still struggle to get reliable, quality IT services from vendors. Using a curated IT marketplace is an option that SMBs can use to access quality outsourcing services without breaking the bank.

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Notable Quote

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"I actually like running a company. I really enjoy the sausage-making process, where I yell at someone for missing their deadline..."


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Connected Cloud Summit to Examine Internet of Things Opportunities & Challenges


SandHill is proud to be a media sponsor of the Connected Cloud Summit on September 18 in Boston, where industry leaders will share perspectives regarding the latest Internet of Things (IoT) developments and innovations.

Learn about:

  • Key technology challenges associated with the rapidly evolving IoT
  • How the cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue new IoT business opportunities, create new product/service offerings and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Key speakers at the Summit include executives from Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, MetraTech, Oracle, SafeNet, Schneider Electric, ServiceSource, Sophos, Xively by LogMein, ThingWorx (a PTC company) and Zuora, They will share their perspectives with CXOs from GE, Google,, SmartThings, InfoBright, Prelert, InfoBionic, Echelon, En-Gauge, Code On Technologies, New England Biolabs, the University of Massachusetts, and others.

Click here to see the complete list of executives speaking at the Summit.

Seating is limited. Click here to reserve your seat today and save $100 in pre-event discounts!


This Week's Sponsor: Actian


ActianActian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in Austin, New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.