Blogs

Trading Privacy for Advantage: The Way to Better Service or an Invasion of Privacy?

June 25, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
When he wasn’t being distracted by the footie (today I use a Brit term – you can work out what I’m talking about) and amongst a lot of other themes, Curt Monash made a few observations on privacy in his EnZee Universe presentation. I find this topic scary but fascinating. As I wrote previously,...

Intelligent Economy out of Diapers

June 23, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
In Jim Baum’s keynote at the EnZee Universe conference  Intelligent Economy was central and it featured elsewhere in the conference. Not always by that name, but with the same essential characteristics – a mass of data and imaginative use of that data beyond the core application it was gathered for...

Pitching in an Elevator

June 22, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Curry was up to scratch last night, definitely the best I’ve eaten in the US, but I spent most of my time at the event with a microphone in my hand and a cameraman with a big, professional-looking shoulder-cam right beside me while I interviewed customers and partners about the conference. If they...

Beer and Curry

June 21, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Well this is a baptism by fire for me. When i read my schedule at the weekend i assumed that the 7am /10pm start/finish was just the conference activities from registration desk opening to the evening’s entertainment concluding. I hadn’t realised i would actually be on the go for the whole 15 hours...

Since Their Wings Have Got Rusted.

June 21, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
At Enzee Universe this week in Boston, Netezza’s user conference. My first one, of course, so a great opportunity to learn directly from the customers what they are doing and what they want. And i have a challenging role to play. I get to be a flip holder, one of a small group of Netezza staffers...

Tea at the Dorchester

June 16, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I’m at a telecoms conference this week, and in previous years i’m told the talk here had all been of networks and switches and bandwidths and copper. This year it’s all about content and customers and services and customization. Very interesting how the industry is moving from building...

A Seriously Happy Customer Exposes a Common Dilemma

June 7, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
"I cannot imagine life without Netezza." – from a tweet by "noogle" (Twitter, 11 May 2010) Late in May, members of my team and I were in Tokyo's ultra-bustling Shibuya district for a few days on our "worldwide whirlwind training tour" with the global field sales teams regarding the details of the...

Big Data and a Big Dinner

May 31, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
The big event for me last week was introductory training in TwinFin i-Class. What is does is explained in the link, what was most interesting for me was the discussion at dinner afterwards. I’m still learning the technology and the products, but the business case for what we’re doing just seemed so...

Boston Globe Names Netezza Top 100 Massachusetts Company!

May 20, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
It’s a great honor after just two full years as a public company to be recognized in the Boston Globe Top 100 list. Making the list after a most difficult economic downturn is not only something that all of us at Netezza are proud of but it’s a testament to the tremendous support we receive from...

Stuff To Do in an Emergency

May 20, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I’m drafting this as we fly ‘Compact First’ from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Actually it’s a one class plane, but if you want to get the status-conscious sales executive on a one-class plane you tell him it’s ‘Compact First’. But one class or not Kulula Air are pretty classy. Their emergency...