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SaaS is bad...


I've written quite a bit here about the dangers of adopting single vendor suites in terms of vendor lock in, and about how SaaS applications present a compelling value proposition for businesses as well as a disruptive threat to the existing...
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What we can learn from KIPP


KIPP is the network of public charter schools that stands at the vanguard of America’s burgeoning education-reform movement. The acronym means, “Knowledge is Power Program”; the motto is “Work Hard. Be Nice.” That’s also the title of an important...
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Who "CAN" provide enterprise apps?


The SaaS blogosphere has been abuzz these last couple of days discussing Sergey Solyanik’s assessment that Google’s culture is “not fit” for enterprise apps. We’ll say up front that Appirio runs our internal communication and collaboration using...
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At a loss for words?


Have you ever been stumped in finding the right words to search for?  Back when I was planning my wedding, I had a list of wedding songs in mind, but the problem was that I couldn't remember any of the artist names or song titles. So I started...
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Sage Advice


I've written quite a bit about Software as a Service and channels as it is one of my top areas of interest - from my personal experience at Trigo, Postini and Intacct the prevailing wisdom that SaaS and channels don't mix just doesn't make sense....
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Are Enterprise Mashups a Viable Option for Wall St


In a pragmatic new article for Wall Street and Technology entitled Mashups Slowly Gain Traction on Wall Street, Melanie Rodier provides an overview of how a growing number of financial firms have started turning to mashups to save money and improve...
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