Archive for February, 2010

Snow really messes with travel

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Flight cancelled. Managed to get on only flight from Dallas to san jose today. Now, stuck in window seat on 100% full flight and…. captain says we have a 2 hour wait for de-icing machine.

Sweet but….

2 things:

1 meetings with customers were excellent. I love innovation

2 going to Santa Barbara tomorrow

life is good even with the delay !

It's snowing in Dallas

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Seriously? If I wanted snow I could go to England :)

San Francisco and Texas

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Interesting couple of days. Speaking at Thomas Weisel inv bank conference in sf today then jumping on a plane to Texas. Two full days of visiting existing and prospective customers Wednesday and Thursday which I’m really looking forward to. Some really great companies and people.

I’m taking Friday off, going away for long weekend….thinking Santa Barbara…. Was originally going to go to Cabo but I cannot spend my personal time in another plane !

I'm not young and apparently not sexy

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Published this morning…..

Could it be that blogs have become online fodder for the — gasp! — more mature reader?

A new study has found that young people are losing interest in long-form blogging, as their communication habits have become increasingly brief, and mobile. Tech experts say it doesn’t mean blogging is going away. Rather, it’s gone the way of the telephone and e-mail — still useful, just not sexy.

“Remember when ‘You’ve got mail!’ used to produce a moment of enthusiasm and not dread?” asks Danah Boyd, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Now when it comes to blogs, she says, “people focus on using them for what they’re good for and turning to other channels for more exciting things.”

Those channels might include anything from social networking sites to others that feature games or video.

The study, released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, found that 14 percent of Internet youths, ages 12 to 17, now say they blog, compared with just over a quarter who did so in 2006. And only about half in that age group say they comment on friends’ blogs, down from three-quarters who did so four years ago.

Pew found a similar drop in blogging among 18- to 29-year-olds.

Another new customer announcement….Securex Ensures End-user Satisfaction with Nimsoft Monitoring Solution

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

NMS replaces multiple monitoring systems, reducing complexity while ensuring application performance and availability

Redwood City, Calif. – February 2, 2010 – Nimsoft, Inc., the first provider of Unified Monitoring™ solutions, today announced that Securex is using the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) to monitor its entire IT infrastructure. Securex specializes in providing specific expertise, consulting and innovative solutions in all areas of human capital management to individuals, start-ups and self-employed, as well as small, medium and large enterprises.

For the full release……click here

BMC Software ESM President Dev Ittycheria Leaving

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Noticed this yesterday. I don’t know Dev but from all accounts a very impressive leader of Bladelogic and the agent of change at BMC.

Wish him well…

What an interesting year

Monday, February 1st, 2010

A huge thank you to all our customers and our employees that made 2009 a banner year for Nimsoft.

We put our results release out this morning; some of the highlights….

Over 40% growth in new bookings

We broke the $50m barrier in total bookings

70% growth in recurring revenue

130 brand new logos throughout the year AND fully half of those were brand new Managed Service Provider logos

We did all this while making money – we were cash flow positive every quarter during the year.

Our customers should feel really good about their decision to choose Nimsoft….we certainly feel really proud to have you as our customers and humbled at the success that you have enabled us to achieve so far.

But….there is a lot more work to do. We’ve increased the size of our sales, marketing and engineering teams significantly over the last couple of months….we have a ton of new and enhanced products coming to market this year – pushing this discipline where nobody else is going and driving more and more customer value.

Thank you!