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Re: A Few Suggestions for Briefing Analysts - http://redmonk.com/sogrady...
"Sure, that's true. The issue is more when, every five minutes, people stop and want input. Asking for input at the end, or casually is fine - most analysts, myself, can't help themselves. The problem is more in misunderstanding the "products" available. Giving deep, consultative input is part of what analysts get paid for, so at some point in briefings there's a line of "well, I (the analyst) have been talking for about 20-30 minutes of this 60 minute call...this should really be a paid engagement." To compare it other consultative domains, if I had an accountant spend 30 minutes giving "feedback" on my annual tax returns...I should probably pay them. Granted, as I hope I made clear, this is a pretty minor thing and, as you point out, there's much nuance to when it's good and bad. The broader point this raises is "what's the point of a briefing?" For most people, it's a marketing exercise, getting the word out about their company/product with the hope that the analyst will help..." - Cote'
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Re: A Few Suggestions for Briefing Analysts - http://redmonk.com/sogrady...
"Agreed on the "not thinking about it," hence me not really ever rebuking the request...and trying to type up that point to educate people on how we make money and, hopefully, be a little more understanding ;)" - Cote'
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Re: A Few Suggestions for Briefing Analysts - http://redmonk.com/sogrady...
"On point 9, another phrasing would be: "so, can you give me some free stuff?"" - Cote'
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Re: CotéIndustries.com - http://coteindustries.com/post...
"For SaaS ("Air,") the answer is "everything," it's just a question of timing over the next 2-3 years, I believe." - Cote'
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Re: CotéIndustries.com - http://coteindustries.com/post...
"I don't have a detailed breakdown, just high-level. I do have some slides. I'm hoping we'll write some more detailed stuff at/after the BCN VMworld...it feels like it's best to wait until then to let the brand-pie fully bake." - Cote'
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Re: The VMware Cloud Explained, Software Defined Talk Podcast #009 | The New Stack - http://thenewstack.io/the-vmw...
"Thanks, those look interesting!" - Cote'
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Re: On analysis | Untitled - http://mattberan.com/post...
"That's kind of you to say. Yes, when I've worked for vendors I've always found it odd how difficult it is to get "leaders" to listen to their own people vs. wanting "validation" from 3rd party sources. Things are weird in big companies, to say the least." - Cote'
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Re: On analysis | Untitled - http://mattberan.com/post...
"RedMonk was the firm started in 2002 that I was referring to. I think 451 had been started a few years earlier. Spiceworks seems to be figuring out some "user voice" stuff, and in Austin the firm Wisegate is sorting out what a peer-based analyst approach looks like. Also, I like the work that people like Horace at asymco.com and Ben Thompson do. I'm curious how much money try make. Figuring out industry analyst business models (how to get paid) is annoying. I wish there were more options, or, rather that I knew of more." - Cote'
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Re: Welcome to The New Stack - http://thenewstack.io/welcome...
"This will be fun! I'm eager to see the stories pop up in my RSS feeds ;)" - Cote'
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Re: Dell IR: we're going to go hang with the nerds now - http://coteindustries.com/post...
"I wouldn't say I'm surprised, it's just a fun comment to document...exactly per your point. I think it's great!" - Cote'
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Re: Why you can expect more companies to go private like BMC and Dell - http://coteindustries.com/post...
"Yeah, that's exactly why I'm curious to observe these companies over time: to test out the validity of the "need to go private to innovate (as a big company)" claim." - Cote'
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Re: Reasons why M&A strategies fail once the cash is blown - http://coteindustries.com/post...
"I'm just on page 45 of ~300, so l'll have to keep you posted ;)" - Cote'
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Re: It Gets Cloudy at Dell World - http://cloud.trendmicro.com/it-gets...
"I'm glad you had a good time, and it was nice hanging out on the Think Tank panel ;)" - Cote'
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The conditions for survival and prosperity | asymco - http://www.asymco.com/2012...
Apart from Apple, IBM remained in the business the longest (24 years). Compaq was second with 20 years before being bought by HP. HP and Dell are still operating after 15 years, having tied Atari and Commodore. After these ancients, the upstarts Nokia and RIM are struggling to remain relevant after 1 - Cote'
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Dr Pepper oatmeal cake with a coconut and pecan topping | Homesick Texan - http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2012...
Dr Pepper Oatmeal Cake with Pecan and Coconut topping - Cote'
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Statesman.com : Austin's Otherinbox acquired by New York company - http://m.statesman.com/statesm...
I missed that OtherInbox got acquired last week #startups #exits - Cote'
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I bet this @asymco conference would be awesome to go to - Cote'
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A good example of Flipboard (for iPhone) spicing up the news. - Cote'
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Jeff DeChambeau » Behavioral economics and facebook conspiracy theories - http://jeffdechambeau.com/friendi...
RT @HackerNewsYC: Facebook Timeline is too awful to be an accident - Cote'
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ifttt / Missing link - http://ifttt.com/missing...
Another anecdote concerns a ski resort in the Lebanon. The owner of the ski resort, deploring lack of snow, deposited at a shrine the Virgin Mary a $100 wishing for snow. Snow came, with such abundance, and avalanches, with people stuck in the cars, and the resort was forced to close, prompting the o - Cote'
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(via IBM, Cisco, Red Hat, SAP Join Forces To Combat Amazon’s Cloud Success) - Cote'
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ifttt / Missing link - http://ifttt.com/missing...
‘The short end of the stick’ is by far the most commonly used form of the phrase. That is rather odd, in that the ends of sticks can be dirty or pointy, they can even be iridescent or hirsute, but it is difficult to see how they can be short. This has spawned the suggestion that ‘short’ is simply a e - Cote'
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An HR Lesson From Steve Jobs: If You Want Change Agents, Hire Pirates | Co.Design - http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665840...
You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview. So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged? Why are they here? I ask everybody that: ‘Why are you here?’ The answers themselves are not what you’re looking for. It’s the - Cote'
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ifttt / Missing link - http://ifttt.com/missing...
Nero Tulip became obsessed with trading after witnessing a strange scene one spring day as he was visiting the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. A red convertible Porsche, driven at several times the city speed limit, abruptly stopped in front of the entrance, its tires emitting the sound of pigs being sl - Cote'
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You'd think with all my video game experience that I'd be more prepared for this - http://jchyip.blogspot.com/2012...
"Change is hap­pen­ing all the time; our role is to iden­ti­fy use­ful change and ampli­fy it" - Cote'
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Backblaze Blog » Petabytes on a Budget v2.0:Revealing More Secrets - http://blog.backblaze.com/2011...
Pretty amazing post from Backblaze putting their HW design - - Cote'
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Meet Code 42, Accel’s first Big Data Fund investment — Tech News and Analysis - http://gigaom.com/2012...
Meet Code 42, Accel’s first Big Data Fund investment - the CrashPlan people. #STaaS #cloud #consumertech - Cote'
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App Cubby Blog - Free and Low-Cost Apps - http://appcubby.com/blog...
I still contend that Apple’s policies and the design of the App Store itself initiated and even accelerated the race to the bottom - Cote'
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What’s True SaaS And Why The Hell Should Customers Care? « In Full Bloom - http://infullbloom.us/?p=2798
What’s True SaaS And Why The Hell Should Customers Care? - Cote'
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Protocase: Custom Electronic Enclosures for Engineers and Designers - http://www.protocase.com/product...
RT @EwanToo: @cote The backblaze manufacturers now sell the pods direct $5400, add your own disks - Cote'
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