New Media on Ulitzer
Take a plastic world globe and place a pin on roughly where Silicon Valley
Then tie a piece of yarn to the pin and extend it to any country around the
With a quick visual conversion, the length of the yarn shows the approximate
number of years for that particular country to get hit with the
"new-media" tsunami forming in the United States.
What am I talking about?
Europe and Asia Historically Followed U.S. Two Years Behind
Well, traditionally for any technology trend to reach from the United States
to Europe and Asia took a couple of years.
If we observe the recent "made in the USA" tech trends, let's
say virtualization or cloud computing, which we happen to follow very
closely, we see a two-year delayed adoption rate in Europe.
We also see Asia and the rest of the Far East catching up surprisingly faster
than the rest of the world.
New Media on Ulitzer
Last week we were accidentally copied in on an internal e-mail from a
software company with a market cap in excess of five billion dollars. As I
read through this long e-mail thread, which included references to our
company, I couldn't help but reflect on the past. I forwarded this e-mail to
their CEO and he acknowledged its receipt. History is repeating itself, I
realized, and I wanted to share my thoughts with our readers and with the CEO
of this software company.
In 1985-86 I worked at IBM as a market research analyst in White Plains, NY,
at the company'... (more)
The short answer is yes. In our estimation, roughly 70% of today's PR firms
with their traditional public relations and communications business
structures will not survive the fast-approaching social media avalanche. The
remaining 30% that need to reinvent their position real fast in their newly
morphed industry will prosper, compared to where they were and what they were
For publicly traded companies, current rules dictate that information can be
made public by a press release or by a telephone conference call but not
simply on a we... (more)
SYS-CON Media headquarters is located at the two story marble building where
President Richard Nixon maintained his offices between November 1988 and
April 1994, at the time of his death. He spent a good portion of every day in
this building, deep in his writings. He was visited here by a parade of
national and international figures, including President Ronald Reagan. A
plaque was erected in the lobby of the building by Mario Paul Perillo of
Perillo Tours (you may remember the late Mr. Perillo's "Mr. Italy" TV
commercials from the 1980s) in recogn... (more)
Cisco's January sales were down 20% from a year ago. Its customers are
holding off their purchasing decisions under the current economic climate.
The only growth potential the company has today is in the virtualization
market, which is expected to increase by more than 40% in 2009.
Cisco is not exactly a software company. Like Dell they need to come up with
a sustainable proposition for their customers. So far what we have seen from
Cisco is a virtual router. The word on the street is that next week they are
expected to announce their game plan, per... (more)