Who Protects the Internet?

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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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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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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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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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