Archive for September, 2009

Guest of the day

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Just checked in to the Hilton Garden Inn and they proclaimed at check-in that I had been selected as their “Guest of the Day”. Wow, the lady was smiling so big that I half expected trumpets and balloons but instead they told me that:

1. Free breakfast voucher
2. I had been upgraded to a suite
3. There was a bag of goodies in my room

Now, I have no idea how, with the hundreds of celebrities that stay at the Hilton Garden Inn every day, they selected me but I am just so grateful that they did. I can now drink my bottle of coke (well, as soon as I can get a bottle opener….they forgot that detail), and eat my bag of chips (apart from that I am on a diet…again) in the relative comfort of my room.

Wow – thanks. I’m off to swagger around the hotel and let everyone know.

CA acquires NetQoS for $200m

Monday, September 14th, 2009

This deal had been rumored for a while. In fact, as of a couple of weeks ago people were saying that it was a done deal (although we’d also heard that BMC were interested).

I hope this is a good outcome for all involved….NetQoS were a pretty good size company.

I think that this deal might mean that Nimsoft is now the largest independent systems management company.

Hitachi Relies on Nimsoft to Monitor and Manage Cloud Computing Environments

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Press release available on our web site here

Airlines Reporting Corporation Deploys Scalable, Customized Nimsoft Monitoring Solution and Improves User Experience

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Large ticketing and settlement firm cuts costs and ensures peak performance of its servers and applications with the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution…..

Full case study available here

England

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Nice job England qualifying for World Cup in South Africa but alas, I decided not to go to the match because I added some additional meetings late this afternoon.

We’re looking for new office space in the UK right now (we’ll be doing the same in the US soon as well), so I also had time to visit some potential offices that the team had found. Actually really nice – I think we’ll have something selected soon.

On “Richard’s Rocket” back to the US tomorrow – I hope that (a) it is on time (b) I get upgraded (c) the entertainment system is working. Not too much to ask right?

Looking forward to seeing the family…may well take them all to a SF Giants game this weekend….even thought they are falling behind in the Wild Card race.

Oh, one final question, why does recruiting take so much time and is so difficult? Maybe we need some HR on board

Loving London in the sunshine

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

It’s true – London is having great weather at the moment, there is no better place in the world than a sunny London. I even went jogging in Hyde Park last night.

Busy today. Seeing an analyst this morning, then meeting our European finance director for an hour or so.

After that, meetings with two very important customers – and then back to the hotel to do various conf calls.

England could qualify for the world cup finals tonight if they can beat Croatia. Maybe I’ll try and get tickets for the match.

Weekend

Friday, September 4th, 2009

After an unbelievable couple of weeks, time for a little r&r (where else but Vegas) and then back to Europe next week.

Our q3 results are going to be tremendous and the buzz around Nimsoft is at an all time high. Everyone is realizing how hot we are but….lots of work ahead of us.

Have a great holiday weekend to everyone in the US and see you back in a week.

BlueLock chosen by VMWare as vCloud Express launch partner

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Congrats to our friends (and Nimsoft customers) over at BlueLock for the visibility they achieved yesterday at the VMWorld show and the subsequent press coverage. Lots of coverage for their new Cloud offerings – you can see a sample here

IBM Tivoli v5 customers….being forced to "rip and replace"? Replace with Nimsoft instead

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Nimsoft is IBM’s worst enemy this week. Not only did we beat them at a seriously hot company yesterday, but today we welcomed yet another new customer that is going to be replacing Tivoli across a huge IT infrastructure.

And I mean…..HUGE.

One of the leading companies in the world.

We’ve been working with them for multiple months, doing extensive proof of concepts and checking out the product for scalability, breadth of coverage, usability etc. At the end of the day it all checked out….

So, for anyone else that is considering the painful upgrade from Tivoli v5 to v6, why not consider Nimsoft instead?

Get yourself a much better solution, save huge amounts of money and get the unparalleled support experience that we offer.

All from a company that is stable, profitable, cash flow positive and growing fast; welcome to tomorrow!