Archive for August, 2010

Party in the XYZ Bar at VMWorld tonight

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Everyone telling me last night’s party was awesome…..I missed it but I’m here already today getting started early.

Come on by…the place to be.

It’s exciting….

Monday, August 30th, 2010

New launch coming up in a few weeks. It’s another big one for Nimsoft….the teams are working on it right now.

Global expansion is going well so far, still lots more to get done but so far so good.

Internal sales/tech meetings in early October – educate and train everyone on the new offerings, plus train the new hires of which there are many.

It’s a good time to be at Nimsoft.

VMWorld this week….come get a drink on us in the XYZ Bar at the W Hotel

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Heading up to the City myself tomorrow, let me know if you want to come and join us….

Why are HP and Dell willing to pay so much for 3Par?

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

One word…..Vblock.

Changing the face of the data center and nobody has got an answer to the Cisco/EMC/VMWare alliance

Any more disgruntled Silverback customers?

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

This week, 2 more of Silverback’s (Dell) MSP customers made the move to Nimsoft. I’m not sure what that brings our total count of replacements to, but I know that this has been a great source of business for us over the last couple of years.

I’m not sure how many more Silverback customer’s are left? If so….you know where to find us.

Lots of inside sales positions available…contact me directly if you are interested

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Lots of positions open in both California Bay Area and London.

Note: Inside sales to us means that you work deals, you close deals, you carry quota (these are not junior lead generation positions)

Congratulations to the New York based MSP

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

That became the latest customer of Nimsoft today. I visited with them about 8 months ago but they were not ready. Today they are and we look forward to helping to grow your business.

Furyk disqualified

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Jim Furyk picked a bad time to sleep in. Furyk overslept Wednesday after his cell phone alarm clock lost power overnight, causing him to be late for his pro-am tee time in The Barclays. That left PGA Tour officials no choice but to disqualify him from the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events.
Hmm, I wonder if it was an iPhone :(

I love customers

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Does that make me weird? The thing that I love most about my job is being with customers.  Particularly when they are innovative and always pushing us to do more and more.

Lots of updates

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Back to business….we’ve got yet another round of VERY exciting announcements that are going to come out in the next month of so. Yet again, Nimsoft will be pioneering and going places that no monitoring software has gone before. It’s so cool how we can innovate time and time again, and be able to keep pushing the bar higher and higher. Our competitors must wonder how we keep doing it.

Also, thought it might be time to update everyone on life at CA. We are 5 months since we closed and things are looking very positive. We’ve had a few teething items to deal with as we have all got adjusted to each other, but the CA executive team have been magnificent…they said they were going to keep us independent and let us innovate, and they are delivering on that promise.

Our customers have noticed only continued improvement in rate of delivery of new capabilities, enhanced support and still the same Nimsoft that they love. And…I don’t think we’ve lost a single employee since the acquisition was announced.

Talking of employees, it’s our greatest challenge….hiring. We are growing so fast that we’ve got positions available in almost every department. We continue to hire the best and demand the most from them, but if you feel that you are up to the task, please go ahead and contact us. It’s a fun, fun place to be….work hard but really enjoyable.

Talking of working hard, it’s about time I saw the inside of my office. Back on a plane again today for some great prospective customer meetings. In fact, one company that would be such a huge win for us both as a customer and a partner – it’s a great fit for both of us, I hope that they do us the honor of selecting us as their partner.

Finally, I continue to see many vendors making announcements in the Managed Service Provider (MSP) space. Seems as though everyone has started to think that MSPs represent a river of gold. Will be interesting to see how many are still as excited in a year or so. One thing that we’ve learned with MSPs is that they are hyper sensitive to the quality of product and support. Most vendors I am convinced will simply not make the grade. MSPs will not tolerate mediocrity. This is one of the reasons that Nimsoft is clearly established as the leader; we care so much about quality of customer service….this will be interesting to watch.