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Aurora: Designing the Mobile Experience


While we were designing Aurora, we thought about how the experience would scale and translate across multiple devices. For the mobile scenarios, we had to design something that would work on a multi-touch enabled mobile...
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Employees asked to write self-appraisals?


I used to think that asking employees to create self-appraisals was a great idea. I used to encourage organizations to make self-appraisal a regular component of their performance management processes. But in the last few years, Ive changed my...
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Be Quick or Be Dead


Aside from being the title of a great song from one of the greatest rock bands ever -Iron Maiden- Be Quick or Be dead is a great metaphor for todays business environment. No matter how you look at it speed is picking up and someone will take...
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Employee Performance Made (Much) Easier


A couple of months ago, I talked about how important managing employee performance was to the overall success of the business. If anything has changed in those last two months, it is that employee performance is a bigger deal than ever. If you own...
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Microsoft ERP, CRM, Oracle Teleconference Deal


Freiburg, Germany-based Jedox, an open source software company, has announced the availability of Palo BI Suite 3.0, described by officials as a corporate performance management product for a "single version of truth." Three chords and red guitar...
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Living the Dream - Salesforce, Google and SaaS


We at Appirio have lots of experience at big technology companies (SAP, webMethods, Borland) and classic enterprise software startups. We run Appirio differently from what we saw at these companies. We not only run our business using software...
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