Well Oracle and Microsoft certainly take the time to come out and meet us
still, I guess we are not an "average customer" to them. Adobe used to do
this, at least once a year with us if not more often than that, good to
know we are just "average" now in their eyes, but then again I think we
long since figured that out anyway.
Admiral Aaron Rouse
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 7:38 PM, charlie arehart <charlie_li...@carehart.org>
> I don’t know if you’re saying that in jest, Aaron, but I would have been
> that “certain Charlie”. :-)
> Yep, I worked for New Atlanta from 2003-2006 (hard to believe it’s been
> over 10 years since I left). And yep, as we were needing to persuade people
> about the value it brought (especially for .NET deployment of CFML, when
> that was—and still is—compelling to some transitioning to ASP.NET), we did
> have me traveling around to user groups and key clients/prospects, and I do
> believe I spoke at the houcfug. :-)
> But back to the “don’t see Adobe coming around”, that is another one where
> I would say I rarely have seen most companies really selling their product
> to the average customer, or if they do it’s generally at a level where many
> of us “regular folks” wouldn’t be involved. :-) I’m picturing golf outings,
> executive lunches, stuff like that, which is what I suspect happens with
> most enterprise products. The number of such big CF deals in any given city
> may be very low, so I just don’t expect most CFers would ever see an Adobe
> This is similar to how especially international folks often complain they
> never see Adobe (in person, at events, or in their media), and I would
> often say in effect, “hey, trust me. The average American doesn’t, either.
> It’s really not somehow very different here, and it’s definitely not about
> Adobe disrespecting you and your country’s folks”. :-)
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> Three sides to everything and usually some mesh of all three is the real
> That is a very surprising number, 8000, but probably surprising to me
> because in my circle of contacts in the CF world everyone I know is
> purchasing licenses through through company that is then used for different
> clients. One particular contact up in NJ I would imagine has purchased
> upwards of a dozen licenses in the past 12 months, I know at least half
> would be for new clients of his.
> I think the lack of communication or poor communication methods is a real
> thorn in the language side for established customers. I can't even
> remember the last time we had someone come out to us "selling" ColdFusion
> to us, been years, maybe even dates back to when Forta was the mouth
> piece. Of course that all is back when other companies such as New Atlanta
> also sent out people, I recall meeting a certain Charlie one time and
> pretty certain my previous manager met that guy too for a different set of
> CF servers.
> Now I need to go read up on the latest version of Zanzabar now that it is
> open source and out of Adobe's reach.
> Admiral Aaron Rouse
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