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Executives talk about the problems in Enterprise S


There were 2 very interesting SaaS discussions organized during the Always On Summit at Stanford. One session was titled ‘Will the Next Salesforce.com Please Stand Up?’ and the other was titled ‘Will SaaS Disappear in the...
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Traditional CRM vendor fights back


Traditional CRM vendor fights back by integrating SharePoint, Outlook.  Microsoft may be engaged in a price war with Salesforce.com, but traditional server-based CRM vendors have hardly rolled over and cried uncle.  Today, CDC Software announced...
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Ideas for Twitter’s Revenue Model


The survey I ran last week is now closed and here is a summary of the ideas and comments collected. Some are fairly traditional and some are rather novel. Take a look, see what’s interesting and leave a comment on which ones you like or...
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Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing


George Lawton recently provided a post describing how "as with SOA, some development costs obscured by cloud computing." He extensively quotes iTKO’s John Michelsen and this is greatly appreciated. George writes that while cloud computing holds...
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Predicting HR in 2009 May Be Hazardous To Your Hea


Note: This is part two of a three part series on my predictions for 2009 (see part one and part three). I will be covering predictions for blogging, HR and those made by others as the new year approaches....
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Living the Dream - Salesforce, Google and SaaS


We at Appirio have lots of experience at big technology companies (SAP, webMethods, Borland) and classic enterprise software startups. We run Appirio differently from what we saw at these companies. We not only run our business using software...
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