Remember, just like individuals who have to invest in their future by going to conferences, taking courses, reading books, attending webinars, reading Midrange-L, going to their local user groups; companies like COMMON need to invest in their future as well.
That is why the various mix of new products to meet everyone's needs. COMMON isn't giving up on its in-person conferences, but is appealing to a market segment that might like virtual conferences, might find that virtual conferences are easier for their budgets, or whatever reason.
Its good to educate the community, because when everyone knows and understands the capabilities of this platform, the platform's market will continue to grow. You know the saying, when the tide comes in, all boats rise.
These are my opinions, and not those of COMMON.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 3:43 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: COMMON Virtual Conference
Actually there are a ton of sponsors for this so I'm pretty sure COMMON's expenses (and then some) are more than adequately covered.