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SaaS: The (Data Center) Killer App


Build an IT shop without servers. Itís a novel idea, more a suggestion than a reality. But it is Ė albeit to the extreme ó the concept behind the long-past-budding Software as a Service (SaaS)...
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Predicting HR in 2009 May Be Hazardous To Your Hea


Note: This is part two of a three part series on my predictions for 2009 (see part one and part three). I will be covering predictions for blogging, HR and those made by others as the new year approaches....
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Customer is King - Feedly RSS Reader Launched! Lon


Its been a great day for feedly - the start up created by Edwin Khodabakchian and his impressive team. I have known Edwin since Oracle acquired his previous baby Collaxa. He brought a fresh new spirit to Oracle and was an inspiration to be around....
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Make it Simple, Fun and Relevant - Part 1


Often when meeting with customers and prospects I get the question: how do we make SuccessFactors so easy to use for managers and employees across the world? The question always arises from HR pros when I explain that we donít build SuccessFactors...
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How to rate the fully satisfactory performer


Probably the toughest call that managers have to make is how to rate the individual whose performance all year has been fully satisfactory, where there are no important deficiencies that have to be worked on, and where the person has made some...
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From the Pacific Crest On-Demand Conference


Last Thursday we had the pleasure of participating in the 3rd Annual Pacific Crest On-Demand Conference, the kickoff to Pacific Crest's Emerging Technology Summit. Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff invited us on stage during his keynote to...
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