Sunday, June 24, 2007

Pillaging Hordes

I am glad to see that my comments are making for useful conversation at other prominent blog sites. I am humbled.

However, comments that such as "...pillaging vendor hordes..." tend to get me a bit irate.

The comment is very rich coming from a site that is built to attract visitors interested in ITIL, where I can click on all manner of adverts and purchase merchandise and publications (does this make a web site into a pillaging vendor?).

Come on - let's drop the sour grapes about the commercial aspects of what is taking place. It's business - if the marketplace doesn't want the services offered by ALL sites offered by those working in the industry then it is they who will decide.

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The IT Skeptic said...

The IT Skeptic defends the rights of vendors, and has done so vigorously on the blog. But anyone who is observing the unseemly promotion of V2 training in the face of V3, the apparent dumbing down of certification, the vendor power struggles for control of itSMF, and hints of worse, would agree that the major vendors have a lot at stake and bear watching.

I plead guilty to literary hyperbole but not to misrepresentation of facts. I worked for software vendors for nearly two decades - I think I know the animal.

The IT Skeptic operated for a long time without advertising, and still could. The ads are there to test various approaches. Total revenue to date for all time is over $100 but not much over. I don't think it affects the credibility of the site but I welcome feedback from those who think it does. But yes i am an ITIL vendor.

I'm enjoying your blog!

June 26, 2007 11:09 PM  
ITSMer said...

Nothing could be done to affect the credibility of the IT Skeptic web site.

June 27, 2007 1:40 AM  

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