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Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 23:20:38 -0400
From: Ruben I Safir
To: Phil Glaser
Subject: Re: [hangout] Consulting Business Initiative
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Do you want to help with this initiative?
On 2002.09.24 20:26 Phil Glaser wrote:
> This is a wonderful resource, but are you allowed to use it without paying
> for it? For you own protection, if you use the data, make sure you are not
> breaking any rules.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com [mailto:owner-hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com]On
> >Behalf Of Kevin Milani
> >Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 9:29 AM
> >To: hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com
> >Subject: [hangout] Consulting Business Initiative
> >I just realized today that I have access to a valuable asset that
> >could help
> >us out on the marketing side. I work on the direct mail database for a
> >large professional services organization and thus have access to addresses,
> >telephone number and e-mail addresses of several hundred thousand
> >around the world.
> >I can pull together lists by industry, location, company size and
> >many other
> >parameters. It is also possible to retrieve Executive information by job
> >function, such as only searching for CTOs and CEOs.
> >A query we might be interested in is:
> >All companies with revenue between $100 million and $500 million in NY, NJ,
> >and CT. Job functions include: CIO, CTO, COO, CAO, CFO, CEO, Chairman,
> >We could then create high quality brochures and marketing material and mail
> >to these addressses. It would be great if we could target
> >specific segments
> >or industries. Because we could find industries which have a higher
> >proclivity for Open Source solutions and package a solution for
> >companies in
> >that industry. I can send out a list of industries for us to think about.
> >It is best if we find an industry that can switch completely over
> >to an Open
> >Source solution. Rather than an industry that has one or more critical
> >software applications that only run on Windows.
> >For those industries which have trouble converting due to the lack
> >of one or
> >two key applications, I would like to see the companies in that industry
> >come together and start their own open source development to fill their own
> >need. It would be interesting to act as catalysts to help such
> >projects get
> >started. I believe the companies within the industry could both provide
> >some capital as well as some in-house programmers to the project. Just the
> >threat of this happening may be enough for the software providers in the
> >industry to open source their own projects and thus eliminate the
> >need for a
> >new development effort.
> >On another note, I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather today.
> >New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
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