The Research Service is the right solution for us - both for our mission and our economics. It's not going to fit everyone, much like not everyone chooses Allied or Convergint or Axis or whomever.
I am scheduling a meeting with IPVM leadership...
If we can’t get together in understanding what my $300 is for...
Raefield's comments here underscore the problem of IPVM's old business model. It makes no economic sense to have a meeting about spending $300 (or $500, etc.) per year.
He calls the report in question "basic" but no one else is doing this type of reporting. If this wasn't the case, he could simply cancel and switch to someone who provides it for free or for a few hundred dollars a year (and not have to ask for a meeting).
The work that we do takes a lot of time and a lot of skill. It's fine and understandable that many people won't find value in it but, like any business, we need to sell to organizations that find value in our work.
Indeed, over 20 large corporations have already contracted IPVM Research Service for $10,000 (or more) annually, showing the clear value that we provide. Moreover, that value is growing as we reinvest the money we make in expanding.
Throttle back your rapidly expanding headcount to match the revenue you have!