Saturday, May 3, 2008

What float? What Bloat?

First, completely off topic (not like me eh?). Before any flight take-off, we’ve all sat and listened to the important rules of what to do in an emergency landing on water. Has anyone noticed this statement?;

“most seat cushions can be used as a floatation device”…

Shouldn’t it be “ALL seat cushions can be used as a floatation device…”. There’s only one way of knowing if you grabbed one that doesn’t float eh? Glug Glug !!

OK, so back on topic. I love my job. I get to meet some really interesting people and just as equally, I get to work with some awesome talent. For the last 3+ years (and longer in past lives), we the team at OpenSpan, have been striving to help companies solve a problem that really hasn’t been solved before.

Now there is a bold claim, OpenSpan having a unique technology that once and for all fixes a long overdue problem that effects almost every computer user. I know it’s true simply because enterprises would not put up with this huge problem if they didn’t have to. The idea that almost all users in all enterprises (Financial Services, telecommunications, Healthcare, Government the whole gambit), have to manually integrate the desktop applications they use is incredible. Billions of $dollars$ a year are wasted through users having to manually navigate through hoards of legacy application screens on their desktop. Rather than getting better, it’s actually getting worse. A new Web application is often un-integrated too and adds to the manual tasks a user has to deal with. When I first talk to enterprises, they often think they are the only organizations with 5, 10, 20 or more bloated applications that users have to deal with in any one day. Time for a wake-up call Ladies and Gentlemen – almost EVERY enterprise we talk to has the same problem. I think just maybe 2 in 100 companies we meet do not believe they have this problem. It’s an epidemic of massive proportions, of copy and paste, alt-tab, guesswork, over-training and manual processes around old and new unintegrated desktop applications.

So I say, ENOUGH. It's 2008. Let’s nail this 20+ year old problem once and for all. I love the fact that a quick demo of OpenSpan technology makes it clear to CIO’s, Business, IT, just about anyone, how easy it is to fix this problem. Your not alone, don’t be shy, the solution is here today, it works and it works fast.

Now if that sounds like an infomercial then so be it. If that’s what it takes to get people to understand that they do not have to put up with un-integrated applications any longer, then so be it. You are going to hear more loudly from me here, and in the press. We are taking a stand, to let people know, we are here with the solution, and our customers are really glad we are.