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Salesforce.com Silicon Valley City Tour


I had a chance to participate on a panel at the salesforce.com city tour in Santa Clara last week. I would say there were roughly 500 people in the audience, and it was fun for me to present as a salesforce customer. I was on the panel with Doug...
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An Application Marketplace Architecture


Recently I've been thinking about the increasing attention being paid to application marketplaces. My current conclusion is that there is a strong linkage between application marketplaces and the 4 forces of long tail software I described in my...
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"Cloud of Clouds" - our 2009 predictions.


In 2008, we saw the early seeds of a "cloud of clouds" emerging. It started in April with Salesforce and Google announcing integration between Google Apps and Salesforce to bridge the gap between Google's productivity applications and Salesforce. ...
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Lessons from the Holiday Season: Optimize


Everyone puts on a little weight during good times vacations and holidays are notorious times for over eating, relaxed behavior and good feelings. Well for businesses, the vacation has come to an abrupt end. After years of easy credit and a...
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Designing for Gestures - Lessons From Print


As a digital and web designer, most of my work has traditionally lived on a screen. Sure, I believe in the power of hand-sketching concepts and paper prototyping, but after a certain point in a project my focus moves to, and stays with, the...
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SaaS in the Desert


I've just returned from Software 2008, held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. This year, Software 2008 moved away from the bay area and was co-located with Interop, a giant networking hardware convention monstrosity. One of the reporters at...
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