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Simplicity Marketing from Apple, Nintendo, & UPS

Like anyone else, I find Steve Job’s product launch presentations to be mesmerizing.

Adsense and Blogs
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I love it when the blogosphere gets worked up and makes generalizations from one piece of data.

Leveraging Sales Compensation to Drive Sales Performance

Sales executives have long embraced the vision of leveraging incentive compensation to drive performance within their sales teams.

MySQL Optimization Tips
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Every programmer loves to optimize, even when we know we shouldn’t.

Sales and Marketing the Six Sigma Way

It’s been well documented that quality of collaboration between sales and marketing directly impacts ROI.

IT and Help Desk Customer Satisfaction Surveys Drive Performance
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IT and help desk customer satisfaction surveys provide information and insight for achieving breakthrough increases in IT and corporate effectiveness.

Is Your Site In Harmony With Itself?

Earlier today I came across the article, Should Writers Be Held Accountable for Web Page Performance?.

If/else-statement Performance Optimization
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Have you ever considered how well a regular if/else-statement performs? I haven’t, but after watching this Channel9 video I wanted to test it.

GZip vs. Deflate – Compression and Performance
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After I wrote about a HTTP compression module in ASP.NET 2.0 one of my colleagues pointed out that the Deflate compression is faster than GZip.

Using DataTables More for Improving Performance
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There are some features in the System.Data.DataTable class that a lot of developers don’t utilize.

User Performance Design

Last week on the Cre8PC blog Kim Krause Berg mentioned two new usability documents released by Larry Constantine. The post led me to one of Larry’s older documents entitled Beyond User-Centered Design and User Experience: Designing for User Performance, which I have just recently read. The previous link will take you to a page where you can download the PDF.

Performance Profile for Apache Geronimo 1.1.1.

TheServerSide has a thread announcing that the Apache Geronimo team has released a performance profile for Geronimo 1.1.1.

Using the CompilationMode Attribute to Boost Performance

ASP.NET 2.0 introduced the CompilationMode attribute to let the developers decide how to compile individual pages, user controls and master pages.

Open Source SQL Full Text Search Engine – Sphinx

I came across Sphinx via the MySQL Performance Blog (which has some good entries you might want to check out). It is an Open Source Full Text SQL Search Engine.

Scoring For Better Leads

The biggest mistake made by marketers is to give mere inquiries to a salesperson.

ASP.NET Client-Callback – Simplicity vs. Performance

In light of the rising popularity of AJAX during the last couple of years, Microsoft wanted to include the feature natively into ASP.NET’s object model.

Project Managers: Charge for Performance to Increase Profits

You’re a stellar project manager, yet you’re only making an average wage. Well, it’s about time you make more. This article digs outlines my approach to a performance-based fee structure It won’t work for all clients, but for those it does work for you’ll see your profits soar.

Giving Employee Performance A Boost

We have all experienced being singled out because of a mistake or a misdeed many times throughout our lives. But rarely do we get noticed for doing something good.

Practice Makes Perfect For SQL

MySQL guru Sheeri Kritzer listed eight SQL best practices for database professionals who are hard at work on their projects.

Holistic CRM and Overall Business Performance

Born out of the high priced custom built CRM and ERP solutions of Oracle, Siebel and SAP, on demand CRM solutions built on the Software as a Service (SaaS) model are beginning to incorporate more than just customer relationship management.

Employee Surveys Increase Employee Performance

In any labor market, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training.