Google Zeitgeist 2008

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Google Zeitgeist 2008

Google has posted its 2008 zeigeist collection, which is a compilation of the most popular searches, by category, that flowed through Google search boxes throughout 2008.  As always, there are some interesting finds for 2008, and certainly it’s easy to see how these were so top-of-mind: Fastest rising global search: Sarah Palin Top three searches

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Who Protects the Internet?

It’s Friday, so allow me to be a bit aloof as I meander around conceptually for a few minutes. We hear constant talk of security in the IT space, from desktops to networks to servers to enterprise applications to how the top-grade SaaS/on-demand companies can possibly harden client datastores to keep the important bits contained

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Vinnie Mirchandani: Top 10 Stupid Salespeople Tricks

A fantastic post by Vinnie Merchandani that resonates with everyone here in the office.  An excerpt of the Letterman-style top 10 list: 10 ) "We want to be a partner, not a vendor". OK, in that case we want a board seat and some equity…. 9 ) " Just wanted to make sure you saw

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Study: Spending on HR Technology to Hold Steady

Workforce Management: The bottom isn’t falling out of the HR technology market, according to a recent survey from the International Association for Human Resources Information Management professional group. Forty-two percent of the nearly 210 respondents reported that their human resources information technology budgets will remain the same in 2009 as in 2008, the association said

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Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy

So maybe a recession is a good time to start a startup. It’s hard to say whether advantages like lack of competition outweigh disadvantages like reluctant investors. But it doesn’t matter much either way. It’s the people that matter. And for a given set of people working on a given technology, the time to act

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New Addition

I try to keep internal events at MiPro (mostly) away from the blog unless they’re newsworthy on a broader level, because most internal gyrations have no context to our readership and therefore are a bit ho-hum. As an exception, I’d like to take a moment to announce a new addition to MiPro that we’re very

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Report from Dreamforce

Jeff Kaplan: Despite the economy, election and lingering questions about whether Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is enterprise-ready, this week’s Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference drew nearly ten thousand energnetic attendees and exhibitors to celebrate the power of the ‘cloud’. The event not only dispelled any questions about whether the SaaS movement can withstand today’s economy, it also helped to

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