ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
06 DECEMBER 2011
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
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Big Data Howard Dresner
Six Recommendations for Implementing Business Intelligence Solutions

By Howard Dresner, President and Founder, Dresner Advisory Services

What difference does it make if end users are in the driver’s seat and sidestep the IT department when buying and deploying business intelligence solutions? What’s the best way to operationalize BI? Read the findings of Dresner’s “Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study.”

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Register Today for December 8 Webinar: Leaders in Enterprise Mobile Strategies

Sand Hill Group conducted a study in September - October 2011 to gauge enterprise CIOs, CTOs and other IT managers' insights into the challenges, opportunities, best practices and lessons learned regarding their companies’ efforts and policies in transitioning to enterprise mobility.

Based on 20 in-depth interviews of enterprise CIOs, CISOs, principals and vice presidents, as well as a quantitative survey of 53 enterprise executives, the Sand Hill report, “Leaders in Enterprise Mobile Strategies: Tug of War Between Business Value and Risks,” details use cases, driving factors, and issues around security, the Bring Your Own Device model, and fragmentation of the market. The report includes a roadmap that enables enterprises to take action now and seize the dynamic opportunities of a mobile environment.

Join us for a one-hour Webinar on December 8 to hear key takeaways from the study and participate in a panel discussion with experts from Sybase and Cognizant who will share their views and reactions to the study findings.

Click here to register for the Webinar.

Doug Harr Cloud
CIO Perspectives: Q&A with Doug Harr, CIO of Splunk

We’ve started a new a series of articles, bringing you the latest on CIO perspectives. First up: Doug Harr, CIO of Splunk, who discusses best practices in implementing SaaS solutions and advice for tech vendors when dealing with CIOs.

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Frederic Hanika Jignesh Shah Leadership
10 Keys to Successful Software Vendor Acquisitions

By Frederic Hanika, SVP and Head of M&A, Software AG, and Jignesh Shah, VP of Product Marketing, Software AG

What’s the worst thing a startup can do if its goal is to be acquired? And what should a software vendor avoid when integrating a company it acquires?

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NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites. NetSuite enables companies to manage core key business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.

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