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    Netscout continues unwise Gartner suit

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    Is this how the Quadrant lost its Magic?

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    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    A funeral and celebration for David Bradshaw (shown left in this 2000 Ovum awayday photo, arm raised, with me and other colleagues) is to take place at West Norwood Crematorium, London SE27 at 2.45pm on Tuesday 23rd August and after at the Amba Hotel above London’s Charing Cross Station, on the Strand. David considered that that Ovum in that incarnation was […]

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw, one of the colleagues I worked with during my time as an analyst at Ovum, died on August 11. He led Cloud research in Europe for IDC, whose statement is below. David played a unique role at Ovum, bridging its telecoms and IT groups in the late 1990s by looking at computer-telecoms integration areas like CRM, which I […]

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

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SageCircle is extending its AR Seminars to the Seattle area

seminar.jpgDue to popular demand, SageCircle is expanding our seminars beyond the Silicon Valley. The first location is Bellevue, strategically placed between Seattle and Redmond. In addition, for those of you in Portland, it is only a three-hour drive (faster and much less expensive than flying) up lovely Interstate 5.

Seminars are held from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm on day one and 8 am to 11:30 am on day two. This approach has two benefits. First, out-of-town attendees can use the morning of day one to travel to the conference site and then return home the afternoon of day two. Second, full day seminars can be like drinking from a fire hose with fatigue settling in the middle of the afternoon. Our approach gives attendees a chance to absorb the first half of the content and then start the second half refreshed and armed with questions about the content from session one.

The afternoon-morning approach also gives us a chance to schedule a happy hour for networking.

You can sign up for either (or both) seminars by visiting www.SageCircle.com and clicking on the appropriate link on the right side of the page. Call 503-636-1500 or e-mail “info [at] sagecircle.com” to schedule a call about how SageCircle can help take your career and your AR program to the next level.

Please spread the word and let’s see if we can get a great turnout in the Pacific Northwest.

SageCircle seminars in Seattle

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