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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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Sequoia Capital Meeting


There's a lot of talk today about a meeting held earlier this week at Sequoia Capital, Appirio's lead backer, with the CEOs of their portfolio companies. The headlines grab your attention: Sequoia has emergency meeting, Sequoia sounds the alarm, ...
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Protonotes : A New Tool for Collaborating with You


I get a lot of emails about stickynotes: art projects, new products, interesting tools. There’s a lot going on in the world of “small things that stick to other things.” But one thing is still missing: a simple, flexible tool for doing lightweight...
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Six tips to surviving CRM design hell...


Having spent the past six weeks in CRM design hell, I thought I’d share some tips on surviving the process while it was freshly seared on my memory. Trust me, CRM design work, rather like a prolonged course of dental treatment, isn’t the most fun...
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Carrefour and Teradata and More...


Ah, here's a dateline from First Coffee's old stomping grounds, Istanbul, with the news that Teradata Corporation has announced that European retailing behemoth Carrefour is expanding its Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse environment to...
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Copywriting-How to Attract Venture Capital with Yo


Venture capital is the fuel, and often the igniting spark, of many young ventures. Unfortunately, new entrepreneurs find it difficult to connect to venture capital firms and many firms never see bright opportunities that flame out before attracting...
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Microsoft Files Patent for Pay-As-You-Go Computing


Microsoft has unwrapped a present for thrifty business users -- a patent application for pay-as-you-go computing that could present new dimensions for software as a service. The application applies to both PC hardware and software that could be...
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Microsoft and Concentrix


British customer relationship management specialist and IT vendor Concentrix is now providing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 as a hosted offering. Concentrix has been implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM as an on-premise product within businesses for...
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