By Niels Henrik Rasmussen
Here's part II:
From an IT-security company perspective, the volcanic activity on Iceland, the ashes, and the closing down of air traffic could not have come at a worse time. This week the Microsoft Management Summit 2010 in LA is taking place, and Secunia was top-tuned and looking forward to meeting potential and actual customers and partners, as well as presenting our solutions and the newest addition to the portfolio - the Corporate Software Inspector 4.0 integrated with Microsoft WSUS and Microsoft SCCM. Yet, our team remains stranded on the European continent, without any options to come across the Atlantic.
We have, however, evaluated and tried a number of alternatives, including driving down through Europe to Barcelona airport to catch one of the last out-going flights - only to find out that these were canceled one hour before departure... Still I'm proud of the 4 Secunian's who "walked the extra mile", doing everything possible to get there. Thank you!
We have, however, found a work-around, so that the attendees will be able to find Secunia on the MMS floor as promised. The Secunia booth has already been unpacked, and two stand-ins are on-site to distribute a three-month free trial of the Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) 4.0.
Even though this is actually a rather inconvenient situation, it does serve a purpose, exemplifying Secunia's focus on the customers and partners, and that we do try to walk the extra mile to provide our customers and partners with what they expect - and then a bit more.
And to all the European participants who, like ourselves, were unable to be physically present at MMS, just click on this link and you can also request a free trial.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Part III?
Finally, please note that next week, Secunia will be attending both the SC Awards as well as the InfoSec Conference in London, and I hope to be able to meet a number of Secunia customers and prospects.
And for the record - this time, the means of transportation will not be plane.
BTW. We will also be present at FIRST's Annual Conference in Miami in June 2010.
Niels Henrik Rasmussen