ThePulse Software - Cloud - Mobile
14 AUGUST 2013
Cloud Computing SAAS Mobile Big Data Sales & Marketing Leadership
This week's issue brought to you by: SafeNet

How Entrepreneurs Fail

Rajesh Setty

Someone who starts a company must be reasonably smart, so how can incompetence be the #1 reason startups fail? Rajesh Setty, WittyParrot’s president and a serial entrepreneur, gives seven reasons for failure, along with advice for how to thrive.

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Appian CTO: Success as New Kind of Tech Leader

Michael Beckley

With this article, SandHill launches a series profiling leaders in the software industry. First up: Michael Beckley, CTO of Appian. What does a tech leader need to focus on besides product development and R&D? How do you build a collaborative, innovative culture where the best idea wins and the company thrives in an environment of constant change? Read Beckley’s insights on these and other CTO / CIO challenges.

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Cloud BI Study Results

Howard DresnerWhat are the top barriers for adopting cloud BI? Feature requirements? Preferred license models? Future plans for public / hybrid cloud? Howard Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Advisory Services, reveals the findings of the 2013 Wisdom of Crowds® Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study.

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Website Analytics

Tal SchwartzClickTale provides a Web analytics solution that helps companies maximize the value of their websites by capturing customers’ true-to-life experiences inside each page. Tal Schwartz, chairman and CEO, describes the product and his company’s journey in product development and scaling the business.

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Outsourcing Mistakes

Jonathan CraneBusinesses make many mistakes when it comes to their outsourcing deals, from the planning stage through execution. Jonathan Crane, chief commercial officer, IPsoft, gives the five most common reasons why outsourcing often fails to deliver expected results and advises how to avoid pitfalls.

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Notable Quote

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