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Heads-up: IRS Spam Now in the Wild

Must be the season for social-engineering spam, because if you thought this was bad, get a load of what just showed up in my inbox: This is a well-done ploy on many counts: it appears to be from the IRS, implicates my employer, looks official, and logically follows tax season. The attachment, a Word DOC,

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MiPro’s Marketing Manifesto

I’d like to share with you page 59 of Andy Sernovitz’s excellent book Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, because it’s the page that’s worth the entire price of the book. Back when I tried to explain what this blog was all about — and by extension, what our company is

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Oracle Rocks 4Q Despite Sluggish Economy, But Predicts Tough Summer

Oracle Corp. impressed the street by exceeding analyst expectations for its 4Q in a conference call Wednesday.  For the period ended in May: Net income rose 27% to $2.04B (.39/share) from $1.6B (.31/share) in the year-ago quarter.  Oracle’s previous revenue growth projection was 14% to 18%. Revenue increased 24% to $7.24B, and net income (excluding

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MiPro Core Values: People

Three-and-a-half years ago, when we started MiPro Consulting, one of the first things we did was define a set of core values. Before our name, before our logo, before even our mission statement, we defined a set of values that would serve as a guide, or compass, for where we took MiPro Consulting. Over the

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SaaS Resistance in North America

Here’s an interesting breakdown, because this is a topic MiPro gets asked about constantly.  Even with SaaS maturing and rapidly approaching its commercial tipping point, there is still some resistance out there.  According to Forrester Research, here are the top eight reasons. (via Jason Averbook)

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In This Morning’s Inbox: Clever Domain Name Spam

I found this waiting for me in my inbox this morning.  Fun! Dear CEO, We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company. We received a formal application from a company called “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” applying to register

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Resignation Letters in the Web 2.0 Age

Argh.  I wrote “Web 2.0” already when I promised myself I wouldn’t do that until at least my 100th post.  Man.  What a letdown. Anyway. So Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, has tendered his resignation letter to Yahoo, as has his wife and fellow co-founder Caterina Fake.  Check it out: Put simply, Yahoo lost focus

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Salesforce.com and Where SaaS Goes From Here (Eventually)

Joshua Greenbaum’s recent article had a few good points that I’d like to reiterate, especially as they relate to Salesforce.com’s (SFDC) struggles to get its growth to the next stage. SFDC is struggling to find the next big thing for itself, and Greenbaum says organic development frameworks/guidelines ain’t cutting it.  Greenbaum, via Cowboy 2.0, suggests

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