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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)


Office-speak Friday

It’s Friday and there’s no better time to look at real examples of management speak gone awry.  BBC News has a list of 50 office-speak phrases you love to hate, and some of the better ones score a seriously impressive nonsense/ridiculous rating.  See them after the jump.


A Creative Solution To a Dangerous Problem

LA’s Ivanhoe Reservoir contains millions of gallons of drinking water for LA residents.  In the summer, however, problem presents itself: the water can potentially become contaminated with bromate (depending on daily outbound flow rates, one would presume), which is a natural reaction between solar light, chlorine (a treatment chemical) and naturally-occurring bromide. Seeing how chlorine


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


Assume Postive Intent

Bear with me, because this might seem kittens-and-moonbeams, right out of the self-help aisle at Borders.  It’s not. Recently, Fortune ran a piece asking all sorts of industry luminaries about the best advice they ever got — from their mentors, their bosses, their parents, whomever.  The entire article is worth reading, but what stuck with us


Ground Rules

The first order of business, of course, is to explain what this place is and isn’t.  That’s always helpful when it comes to company blogs, because when they’re done right they’re spectacular, but done poorly they lead to nothing but treachery and despair.  So I’d like to get things going on the right foot. This