From: Adam C. Greenfield, Platform Product Manager
During the last webinar I presented a comment was made that bugged me a little bit. The comment was that the presentation seemed to much like a sales pitch. Delivering the sales message is important, but the reason that I enjoy communicating directly with other organizations (our customers, potential customers or even people that won’t ever be Hosting.com customers) is that I want to ensure the great work being done in our engineering organization gets communicated directly to our customers and benefits from direct customer feedback.
When this engineering blog was little more than an idea one night after work Matt and I agreed to do it original on the premise that we would be able to speak directly, without direct oversight by sales or marketing. We value that direct channel to the world and it is the reason this was worth spending our time writing. Since I’ve assumed a new role in the organization I haven’t had as much time as I might like to post here Matt, Trent, Derek, Aaron and other have kept the initial idea of very direct communication alive in my absence.
Next week, at Interop NYC on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:20 PM-2:40 PM, I will be presenting an all new material entitled “Look Before You Leap: A Gradual Migration to the Cloud”. I would invite everyone in the area to join me for the talk and provide direct feedback. I’ll also work with our internal Marketing/Communications team to get a webinar with my new material in the coming weeks. Keeping with the spirit of improving on the feedback I received this material will focus on a way to leverage cutting edge Cloud technology options to improve your organization’s IT infrastructure in a realistic path (rather than taking the plunge all at once).
Please know that while we might not respond to every individual piece of feedback, it is greatly appreciated – and taking to heart. We want to hear from you often and in depth so that we can provide the most value resources possible to the community at large.