Three Years Running

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Three Years Running

In the spirit of sharing our business on both general as well as local levels, allow me to take a quick second to announce that MiPro Consulting has won Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For for the third year in a row.  We’re doing our share of high-fiving here in the

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Larry Ellison on Cloud Computing

Say what you want about him, but Larry’s never been one to mince words: "The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing with all of these announcements. The computer industry is the only industry that

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Joshua Greenbaum on Oracle Fusion: Greatly Exceeded Expectations

For anyone still wondering if Oracle has let Fusion go into a black hole and innovation has stalled in the mothership, Joshua Greenbaum emphatically says no: Perhaps the most impressive, due only in part to the huge hype riding behind it, is Fusion Applications. Oracle gave industry analysts a two-hour mind-melting core dump earlier in

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Field Notes from Oracle OpenWorld

So I’m wrapping up at Oracle OpenWorld with Jim Borne, one of our Client Executives, where I’ve been asked to be the subject matter expert for PeopleSoft Maintenance Management.  I’ve been at the Utilities Industry kiosk, and while the name might not get you fired up, there’s been a ton of attention around the Maintenance

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The Heat Turns Up On 1099 Reporting Compliance

The Story As we approach the year-end preparation season, we’re getting asked a lot about how to close the gap in 1099 reporting compliance.  From what we can understand, there are several factors at play that you need to know about and that might re-prioritize 1099 reporting from whatever system you’re using. More specifically, the

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Debunking SaaS Debunking

Businessweek recently published a surprisingly negative article about SaaS, saying that its hype can be largely undeserved for a number of reasons.  Now, I like BS-calling as much as the next guy (maybe a bit more, actually), but I found Gene Marks’s reasoning to be too generalized and all-encompassing. Marks says: Myth 1: SaaS is

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The Intricacies of PeopleSoft Invoice Matching

In our recent newsletter, two of our senior principal consultants wrote a quick bit about the differences in PeopleSoft invoice matching functionality from 8.9 to 9.0.  We get asked about this a lot, and for most users, the differences can be somewhat arcane.  Because of this, I’d like to share the article. Differences in PeopleSoft

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Deal Architect: Full Feeds Please

One of my favorite new business blogs is Deal Architect by Vinnie Mirchandani.  It’s become a daily read for me.  But here’s the thing: I follow over 100 feeds.  I don’t go to any website regularly, even personal favorites like Daring Fireball or kottke.org.  I live my digital life, in large part, in a feed

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It’s Like Pepsi Trying to Trademark "Soda"

Dell, in a brilliant display of PR savvy, has tried to trademark “cloud computing”.  Per The Standard: After witnessing countless corporate attempts to patent common practices or trademark common terms, and seeing the resulting PR fallout, one would think that companies would just stop trying. Dell, however, seems to think that it should be able

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