Barney's Blog

Blog archive

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 June 02, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Releases Dev Box Preview

    Microsoft Dev Box, which lets developers create provisioned workspaces for specific projects, has now hit the preview stage, according to an announcement made this week.

  • The 2022 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Microsoft has a lot in the docket for 2022, including new products like SQL Server 2022, Exchange Subscription Edition and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac.

  • .NET 6 Support Comes to Linux

    Canonical and Microsoft announced on Tuesday that devs using Ubuntu 22.04 ("Jammy") operating system can now install .NET 6,

  • Microsoft Releases Entra Verified ID Service

    Microsoft announced on Monday the "general availability" of Microsoft Entra Verified ID, a new service that promises a more deliberate way for individuals and organizations to share identity information.