Calling Out Linux and Novell

July 27, 2007

After reading about how poorly Linux is doing when Microsoft Vista left a giant hole in the market you can drive a truck full of Open Source software through, I blamed part of the problem on Novell. I told the Linux world “Do not let Novell carry your flag.” The quote comes in the fourth paragraph.

A site I didn’t know about, Boycott Novell, seemed to like that advice and called it their Quote of the Day. I also heard from some Novell people, who weren’t thrilled, but I stand by what I said. The history of Novell marketing reads like the Encyclopedia of Disaster, and they show little improvement that I can see.

Would I love Novell to buy a marketing clue? Absolutely. Holding my breath? Absolutely not.

My New Friend Denise Wakeman

July 19, 2007

I’m one of the experts on small business to be asked by Wells Fargo to participate in their Webcast coming up on August 15th (register here). As always, I try to learn from everyone I meet, and one of the other panelists is Denise Wakeman, cofounder of The Blog Squad.

She’s been blogging (of course) about the Webcast in some detail, and here she mentions another blog I like: FlushTV, run by a Brooklyn plumbing company. Denise says it best, but this just proves any company can benefit when making themselves more open to their customers.

PodTech:PR Advice for Small and Growing Companies

April 21, 2007

My first PodTech post, and a chance to visit with a friend who shares good information for companies ready to make their mark on the world.

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