Giving the Big Guy a Poke in the Eye
Systems management vendor Argent has never been shy. I wrote a profile
of the company
and was pleasantly surprised at how unguarded and uncensored
its CEO Andrew Blencowe was in my interview.
Blencowe's bluster reminded me of another CEO: Steve Ballmer.
Argent software competes directly with Microsoft MOM (Microsoft took a perfectly
good name, MOM, and changed it to Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 --
catchy, eh?), and is not afraid to give the Redmond colossus a little what for.
Care for an example? Go to argent.com and
click on the "Argent v Microsoft" tab. Here you'll see how Blencowe
compares himself to Mr. Ballmer.
Posted by Doug Barney on 06/02/2008 at 1:15 PM