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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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May the Force.com Be with You


There has been no lack of stories about Force.com , the new platform-as-a-service offering that Salesforce.com announced in 2007 and has been building on ever since. One analyst last week even went so far as to call Force.com a direct challenge...
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ExactTarget API tip - complex filters


A couple of weeks ago I was at a client site doing ExactTarget API consulting. This client is standardizing on ExactTarget as their single source of all e-mail communications from three of their internal applications. They will use 5Buckets for the...
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SaaS in China


Besides†my technical role in†developing SaaS architecture guidance, I've had the privilege to be deeply involved in molding the SaaS†industry in China. Over the course of the last year, I've travelled to different cities†in China, working with my...
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SaaS as a Savior


Jeff Kaplan at THINKstrategies just posted an insightful article called "Why IT now sees SaaS as a savior" talking about the factors driving accelerating SaaS adoption. He cites the buzz he heard at SaaScon, the emergence of IT-specific SaaS...
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What PaaS Should Learn from the August 2003 Blacko


Weíre in an interesting transition within the software space. Specifically, weíre all in agreement that SaaS is changing the industry in a very positive way. More importantly, however, is the recent evolution of platform as a service (PaaS), which...
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