Archive for January, 2010

The results are in from a survey co-conducted by CIO Magazine and us.   Seems that I.T. executives are fed up with the lack preparedness by cold-callers who are becoming more ever more aggressive.   It’s their number-one gripe.  And the calls are flooding in these days at a greater rate than ever. Sixty percent of the 277 CIOs who responded to the survey, representing the likes of DuPont, MetLife and Bank of America, say that cold calls are the most annoying thing they experience with vendors. Seventy percent complain that the calls, and the email spam, are becoming more prevalent.  The survey will be the subject of a teleconference moderated by CIO Magazine on Wednesday, February 10 at 1PM (ET).   It will feature some of the execs who surveyed, and a panel of vendors.  It should get interesting.  An exec summary of the survey is available from Turner DeVaughn Network.

The guy’s amazing.  Just freakin’ amazing.  Every year, same thing.  Same buzz that builds to a deafening roar.  Same anticipation. Same spontaneous-combustion hype.  Don’t get me wrong.  When Steve Jobs is no longer part of the tech scene there will a void out there like a black hole. May he live long and be part of the landscape for at least as long as I’m around.  Otherwise, what/who is there?  Marc Benioff? Carol Bartz?  Eric Schmidt?  The Twitter dudes?  Not exactly the same league.  I love Apple.  The value prop, the hype, the joie de geeq.  They get it right.