JetBlue: Walking the walk

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JetBlue: Walking the walk

It’s become a habit for companies in their marketing to acknowledge the state of the economy today.  It’s as if they believe that if they acknowledge that times are tough, then immediately they’ll bond with their customers and all will be well.  Because, you know, customers will get that these companies understand. There’s more to

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Are you going to finish strong?

Below is a video that I think all of us could use as we live our lives and try to do what’s best for our businesses.  No matter how difficult things are, it’s never the time to simply give up.  Way too often a cliché with nothing behind it, here’s someone who is forced to

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Now available: PeopleSoft packaged services

Over the last six months, one of the most frequent requests we’ve been getting is for low-cost, high-yield, quick-turnaround packaged services that tackle some main technical hurdles of PeopleSoft implementations.  These aren’t standard, large-project based engagements: these are geared more towards productized services than traditional professional services. What we’re finding is that despite the slow

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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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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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This Week: MiPro Consulting at HRTech 2008

If you’re going to HRTech 2008 in Chicago this week, come by and see us.  Mainly, we just want to hear how your business is doing.  There’s a lot going on in our country right now, and we’re interested in how you’re dealing with your HRIT projects and the demands you’re hearing from your management.

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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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Appirio Gains Sequoia Capital Funding: What Does It Mean?

Quite a bit, actually.  This is one that you should look at deeper than the headline. Last week, Appirio announced that it bagged Series B funding upwards of $5M by Sequoia Capital.  It’s worth noting that Sequoia is the same firm that underwrote upstarts such as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal.  The pedigree is Midas-esque

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