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2008 Anita Borg Scholars


A few months ago Google announced the fifth class of Anita Borg Scholars in the U.S.   The scholarship program, originally established in the U.S. to honor the work of Anita Borg and to recognize outstanding young women scholars in computer science...
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Why conventional CRM requirements gathering is fla


The conventional wisdom has it that that CRM requirements gathering consists of assimilating lists of functional requirements and then prioritizing and ranking them. On the surface this all seems very logical, but in practical terms it doesn’t work....
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Good Reasons to Use Blist


Blist is a web based tool for creating spreadsheets and databases in a very visual and non-geeky interface. You may either start with a blank canvas, import data from an existing Excel sheet or use any of the existing lists as a base. ...
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Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing


George Lawton recently provided a post describing how "as with SOA, some development costs obscured by cloud computing." He extensively quotes iTKO’s John Michelsen and this is greatly appreciated. George writes that while cloud computing holds...
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Conventional wisdom on CRM requirements doesn't wo


The final major flaw with the functionality led approach to CRM requirements gathering is the Rumsfeldian notion of the unknown unknowns. Users, who invariably haven’t used CRM technology before, are expected to articulate a complete vision of what...
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How to make a field Read-only in Salesforce.com


A few days ago I got an e-mail asking for some help in Salesforce.com -   How to make a field as Read only in GUI. For ex: In Account Tab, i want to make a Phone Field as Read Only in GUI. when we click on Edit on an Account, in that I want to...
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Google Docs Users Spend Only 5 Minutes per Month o


Compete says that, on an average, a unique visitor to Google Docs logs in to his/her account just on 3 days per month. And the overall engagement level is even worse because an average visitor is spending just about 5 minutes per month on the Google...
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Keyword Research-Using Article Marketing to Test K


Keyword research and analysis is a constant effort in optimizing. Yet, optimizing requires a sandbox to test in. Article marketing and article directories, like eZineArticles.com, can be that perfect test environment–good traffic volume, competitive...
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