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June 18, 2014
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Actian

Software Mentors, Mavericks and Management

Hilary Gosher

Hilary Gosher,
Managing Director
Insight Venture Partners

Good mentors make a difference even with maverick, strong willed Startups. Here are six insightful guidelines with real-world examples from Peter Sobiloff of Insight Venture Partners to help mentors and entrepreneurs succeed.

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VARs: Leveraging IoT Tools for SaaS/Cloud Services

Jeff Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan,
Managing Director

Entrepreneurs are leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) tools to create solutions that pull together SaaS/cloud services for particular industries, such as healthcare. Of the new generation of value-added resellers (VARs) emerging, who will be the most likely IoT VARs to succeed?.

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Building a Software Defined Network

Markus Nispel

Markus Nispel,
Vice President of Solutions Architecture and Innovation
Extreme Networks

Technology advances are changing how networks are architected, deployed and operated in the cloud. This article discusses next-generation data centers with open, standards-based architectures based on a software defined network (SDN) paradigm and some open initiatives that are gaining momentum.

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Tech Giant Partnerships: Are They Necessary?

Volker Wiora

Volker Wiora,
Founder and Chairman

It may seem that the tech industry is constantly at each other’s throats, but most tech companies require partnerships for many reasons, including expediting their path to market. The relationships between some of the biggest names in the tech industry, including Samsung and Apple, are examined.

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Four New Executive Briefings You Don’t Want to Miss

  • Operationalizing the Big Data Buzz: This white paper discusses the maturation of Big Data, including why and how companies are utilizing it, associated challenges, popular uses cases and types of projects being implemented, including operational analytics. Click here to read the paper.
  • Evolution to Revolution: Big Data 2.0: This white paper discusses the paradigm shift with Big Data 2.0 to a diverse landscape of data driven platforms, each delivering unique values and abilities within a Hybrid Data Ecosystem (HDE). Click here to read the paper.
  • Predictive Apps: The Next Big Thing in Customer Engagement: This report introduces predictive apps and advises application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals on how to prepare for this new model. Click here to read the paper.
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This Week's Sponsor: Actian


NetSuite, Inc.Actian 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.