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"Traditional software is like cocaine"


In a mind-numbing interview with ZDnet, Harry Debes, CEO of ERP vendor Lawson Software, demonstrates why the traditional enterprise software market is overdue for disruption. Debes' remarks show how little care and understanding legacy...
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The Evolution of Writing on the Internet


This illustration says a lot about the evolution of writing on the Web and our decreasing attention...
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Going Green with SaaS


I attended an event Saturday night for Acterra, an organization promoting environmental sustainability in the Bay Area that my wife is involved with. The Prius count in the parking lot was exceptionally high, and the vegan menu was a bit of a...
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Who "CAN" provide enterprise apps?


The SaaS blogosphere has been abuzz these last couple of days discussing Sergey Solyanikís assessment that Googleís culture is ďnot fitĒ for enterprise apps. Weíll say up front that Appirio runs our internal communication and collaboration using...
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The Measurement Inversion in PMS


In his book How to Measure Anything - Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business, Douglas Hubbard makes an astute observation†regarding how companies measure the value of their IT or software projects: ...
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Practical Limits for Configurability


The last few months, my team has been working on a sample SaaS application to demonstrate the multi-tenancy concepts Iíve been describing in my papers and blog. One of the areas we spent some cycles thinking about are the aspects of...
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