Awards are idiotic (e.g., 1, 2, 3), but usually they at least pretend to be relevant to the award winner. And I get Genetec is desperate for any sort of validation for their VSaaS (e.g., the Saddest Case Study Ever).
At this level of the conversation already I have AGAIN the feeling this conversation leads to another irrelevant topic "companies I hate" bashing.
Since my subscription to IPVM 2 years ago, in my perception, the objective informative level of the articles appears to have decreased, and the topics more and more seem to ridiculise "enemies" instead of throwing with facts and figures.
I do understand people have the need to make sarcastic converstions to have a little fun at their job, so do I, but please do this behind scene and keep this forum professional. That was the main reason why I subscribed in the first place : Objective relevant professional information on the surveillance industry.
Maggy, compared to 2 years ago, we are releasing tests and reports at a far faster rate. Scan our test directory and you will see that. We also now have Carlton doing full time reporting on cases, contracts, legal issues, etc. which we never had before. And, Brian was not here 2 years ago, back then, we had no real access control coverage, no courses and only rudimentary training - see our training and tutorials now.
As for this discussion specifically, I do think this incident reflects a much broader problem for Genetec. Genetec can just dismiss this as people 'hating' on them, but they'd be missing an opportunity to better reflect on their overall positioning.
Can Stratocast be a big success?
If Stratocast can be a success, why are they releasing case studies with Chinese buffet restaurants and begging for votes in a janitor contest?
What are they doing to stop the strong incursions by Avigilon into the middle of the market?
How are they dealing with Milestone releasing a line of NVR appliances and beefing up their sales and marketing efforts in Genetec's home markets?
I really don't understand Genetec's strategy anymore, they're all over the map. I feel like it's similar to Microsoft (Genetec) Vs. Apple (Avigilon), and unless Genetec get's a proper strategy in place quick they're going to lose some serious market share.