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Accenture 1.0 - Still No SaaS Innovation


Traditional on-premise systems integrators like Accenture will embrace SaaS - at a snail's pace. We highlighted the macro level impact of SaaS on Global SIs in a February piece entitled Services 2.0 - A New World for Systems Integrators. This...
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Living the Dream - Salesforce, Google and SaaS


We at Appirio have lots of experience at big technology companies (SAP, webMethods, Borland) and classic enterprise software startups. We run Appirio differently from what we saw at these companies. We not only run our business using software...
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Microsoft to Partners: We Still Don't Get SaaS


The on-premise titans trying to transition to on-demand face considerable challenges, well-documented in this blog and elsewhere. One of the most significant mistakes companies make trying to transition is pursuing a "hybrid" strategy. We've...
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Cross Salesforce.com and Amazon S3?


You get Appirio Cloud Storage for Salesforce.com, a new SaaS offering from Appirio that taps Amazon S3 to extend the storage capabilities of Salesforce.com. (We toyed with calling it SalAmaForce3 but didn't really see that...
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Kickering Myself


When I first started at Adaptive Path, one of the many striking things about how different Adaptive Path is from most other companies was explained to me by then-CEO Janice Fraser. “When we set up Adaptive Path,” she said, “We wanted the company and...
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Linking Performance Appraisals to Business Plans


Performance appraisals should never be conducted in isolation of the overall business direction. It is important to link each person's goals and objectives back to the business overall goals and...
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