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Video: Inviting vendors to be part of the discussion on TechRepublic

Here is my three-minute interview with EMC's Len Devanna at EMC World, talking about the highlights of this forward-looking event and the fact that vendors can join the conversation around these hot topics on TechRepublic.

At EMC World in Orlando this week, I did an interview with EMC's Len Devanna in the ZDNet Blogger Lounge. We talked about a few of the highlights of the event and its forward-looking approach to the data center.

We also talked about the fact that I spend time at these events inviting product managers and engineers from technology vendors like EMC to join the discussion of these hot topics on TechRepublic. I often point to a TechRepublic poll from March in which 90% of TechRepublic respondents said vendors should be part of the discussion.

Here is the three-minute interview:

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8 comments
Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

they don't just put up advertisements for their products. A discussion on the merits of concept, process, or type of appliance is good, but not the same as posting a summary of a specific product they're trying to sell. It'll be good to discuss the ins and outs, good and bad, of what's available with them at a technical and user level and not a marketing level. Keep up the good work at getting them involved, but please don't let them treat it as a place to put ads.

santeewelding
santeewelding

That with new reality overtaking us all, they may just have to tone it down. If not, they amount to a last, inane gasp.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

the three shots of my face bombarding you on this page. Talk about narcissistic overload!

santeewelding
santeewelding

Okay. I'm listening. "...experts...", and oddballs. What about the oddballs?

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

they bring an original perspective. They think "out-of-the-box." :-)

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