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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, Iíve changed my...
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Negative Churn


We just closed another great quarter at Intacct, and I'm extremely proud to report that we had 100% customer retention for our direct sales channel the quarter. This is no mean feat for a business of our size and growth - more than 2,500 customers...
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Search quality, continued


A few weeks back Udi Manber introduced the search quality group, and the previous posts in this series talked about the ranking of documents. While the ranking of web documents forms the core of what makes search at Google work so well, your search...
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CRM and social networking...


I was quoted in Computing the other week making somewhat unsupportive remarks about the CRM vendorís attempts to harness social networking. In essence my feelings are that companies need to understand the impact of social networking rather than...
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Google's Campfire for App Engine


Appirio was thrilled to participate in tonight's Campfire One event, hosted by Google to showcase the new capabilities of Google App Engine. Google gave 3 partners (IBM, Oracle, and Appirio) early access to these capabilities, and asked us to kick...
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Departures and Arrivals at APX


When we started Adaptive Path 7 years ago, we all left what we were doing and started on a new adventure. In the past few months, weíve seen a few folks leave Adaptive Path to strike out on their next ventures ó Ryan joining start-up Plinky, Bryan...
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