Jeffrey Mann

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I Apologize for Being Poison for Vendor Demos

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 26, 2011  |  7 Comments

I wish to apologize for all of the demos I have somehow disrupted, those in the past and I am sure, in the future. I see a lot of vendor briefings as an analyst. A disturbing number of them go wrong. I cannot count how many times I heard the phrase “Haven’t seen that before…” […]


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Cisco Developers Showing Their Mojo

by Jeffrey Mann  |  May 10, 2010  |  Submit a Comment

Sometimes I stumble across vendors doing fun things. This is one of them. To try and recapture some of the startup spirit in its WebEx business unit, Cisco execs encouraged employees to create a video showing how they are generating “more mojo.” Most of the videos stayed on Cisco’s internal network. This one snuck out.

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Kickoffs, but not as we know them

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 19, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

The annual kickoff meeting has fallen victim to the worldwide recession in many organizations this year. The yearly offsite conference where far-flung staff come together, or colleagues from the same location get away from the daily routine, has become a ritual of long meetings and late nights in many organizations. Rather than traveling to a […]

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