Saddest Case Study Ever (Genetec Chinese Buffet)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 25, 2013

Oh Genetec...

The company is so lost in the clouds, they must not see the comedy in their latest press release.

************** ** *****, ** *****, **** ********** ****** *** ***** struggling ** **** ** * *******. **** **** ************ **** is******* ****** ***** ****.

** *** ****** ** ****, ******* ** ******* ************, ***** ******* ******* ***** ************ ********. ** ** ** 101 ** *** **** ******* ******* *** ** ******* ****.

China **** **********

** *******, ******** **** ************ ***** *** *** ******,******** **** *******, *** *** *** ***** *******'* ******** ********** ********** ********.

*************** **** ********** ********** ** ***** ****'* ********* ** **********, like:

  • *** ***** **** ** **** ** ** ** *** ********** to ***** *** ************ *****, *** ** *** ** ** from *** **********.
  • ** *** ********* **** *** "******* *********** ** *** ***** of ****** ** *** *****" ** ********** **** *** ***.
  • "*** *** ***** **** ***** *** ** **** ***** *** week ** **********, ********** *** ******* *** ** ****** *** quickly ****** ** ** **** ***** ** *******."

*** ****, *** **** ******** **** ****** * ~$*,****** **** ******, **** *** $***+ *** ***** ******* (******* **** **********).

Branding /*********

**** ** ** ***** *** ******** ******* *** ******** ****** inside *** **** *****, *** **** ********* ***** ***** **** the ******** ** *** ***** ******** ** *** **** *****. This ** *** ************* **** ** ***** **** ******* ***** Burger ****, ********'*, ***** ***, **** ****, ***. **** *** people *** **** ***** ****, ***** *** *** ****** ***** signals ** ******* **** **** ******** **** ** ******** ********, validating *** ************ ******* **.

*******, ** **********, *** ** *** ********** ******* ** ****. There's ********* ******** ** **** *** ****** ****** **** **** what ******** ******'* ********, *****'* ***** ** ***'* ** *** uses.

*****, ******* * *****, ******* ******* *** * **** ***** implies **** *** ******** ***** *** *** ****** **** ********* and *** ** ****** *** ****. **** **** **** ** signal **** *******'******** ***** ****** **** ****.

*** *** ********* *** ****** *** ****** *********. *** **** we ***** **** *******'* ********* ********** **** **** ******* /********** ********** ** ********'*#* ****** *** **** *** ******* * ***** ******* **** * local ******?

Who ****?

****, *** **** ****** ** *** **** ** ****** **********, whose *********** **** **'* *** ********* ******* ***** **** **** ******** ** *******'* ******* ******* **********.

** ********, ******, **** ******** ******** **** **** **** ***** as *** **** ******* ** ***** **** *****, *******'* ********* department **** *********** **** *** **** *****.

Comments (12)

** ******** ** *******, **** ** ******** *** **** ****** customer *** ***** ****** **** ** ***** ** ****. *** camera *****, ****** ************* *** **** ** ****** *********. (**** of ********* ** *********** ** ** ****, ** * **** not **** * **** ****** ** ****** ***, *** *** see * ***** **** ** ****.)

**** ***** ** **** ** **** ******* ******** ***'** *** really ***** ** *** *** ** ***** **** ******* **** this ******** *** ** *** ********* ****** ***** *** ** work ****.

*** ***** *** ****** **** *** *** **** ******, *** even ** *** *** **** **** ********* *** **********, **** still ***** *** ******** ***** ***** ** ***/*** *** **** spent ** **. (**** ** *****, ***.)

** **** *** ******** ** ** *** ************* *** **** of ********* *** **** ****** ******* (**** ***** ****** ****** with * ******* ************ ******** *******, ****** * ***'* **** about *******), **** ****** ***** **** *** **** *** *** enough ********* ** *** ** ** **** ** ***** *******'* investment.

** *** * *** *********** *** *******'* ****** ********* *** Stratocast, **** *** **** ****** **** * **** ********.

**********, **** ****, **** ****, ********** ***** **** ** ***** retailers / ****. *******'* **** *** *********** *** *** ***** to ****** ***** *** *** * *** ***********? ****'* * disaster.******* ******* ****+ ***** ******* *********? **** ********.

*** **** ****** ** ****** *********** *** ****'* *** *****************************? **** *** ***** ** **** ** ******* ******* *** Westecs *********** ***** * **** *******, ** *** **** *** *** Cotsco ****, ***** **** **** **** ********* ** ******* *** location.

* ***** *** ****** *** *** ****** ******, *** * hope **** ***'* ****** *** ** ** ** ****** ************* per ********. ****'** ** * **** ****** ***** ** *************, and * ***** **** **** *********** *******. ******* ***** **** to ******** ***** ****, *** *****, **** ****** ***** ** their ******* ***** ***********.

** *** ** * ****, **** ****** ***** *** ****** out, **** *************** ***** **** ***** ** ** **** * "******". **********, **** ******** ****** **** **** ************ ****** ** online. **** ******************* ********** ** "******", *** *** *** *** *** **** DVR ** ******* ** *** ********. **************, **** * *** Time-Warner ***** (*** **** ******) ** ***, **** ******* **** 80 *** ******* *******. ** * ****** ** *** ****** on **** ***** **** **** ** ******** (***, *'* **** clever).

** ******** ** **** ****** ******* **** *** ****** ** upstream **** **** **** ***** **** ***** ******* ** ***** small - *** ******, **** ** ******* ***. *** ** you *** ** ** ******* **/* * ** ******** ***'* face **** ******** **** *** ******. ********** ** **** ******* commonplace. *'* **** ********* **** **** ** ******* ******* *** Azure ******* *** ******. * **** ******* **** **** *** massive **** ****** **, *** * ** ********* * * minute **** ***** **** * ****. ** * **********, * am ******** ***'** ** ********* ***** ****** ***-**** (** ******* I ** ******* *********).

*'** *** ** *** *** *** ** ******* *** ***** ahead **** **** *****. *********** ***** ********** **** ********* *'* sure **** **** ****** ******** **** * **. *************, ** free ***** *** ***** *** ******* *** * ** *** cheap ** *** * *** ***.

* *** *** **** ***** ** ********* ****** **/**** *** can ******** *** ***** **** ******** ******. * ***** **** in *** ******, *********** ** ***** *** ***** ********** *** will ** * ***** ******** ****** *** ***** ************ ** consider ***** ***** ***** ***** ** ********.

*****, * ***** **** ********** ** * ********** ** ******** Center ** * ****** *** **** ********** ***** ** *** n ****.

**** ****, *********'* ******** *************************** * ******** **** ** ************* ***** ***** *** ******* the ********* ***********.

***** ********** **** ****** *** ****** ***** *** *********, **** VSaaS *** ****** ******* *** *********** ********* **** **** *********** enterprise ********* **********.

*****, ** ****** **** ********. ******** ****** *.* *** ******** Stratocast ******* *****.

*** *** **** *************** ****** ******* ** *******.

***** *** ********. * *** ******* **** **** *********** *** completed.

******** **** ******* **** ******** "*******" ***** *** **** *********, but ****'* ******* *****. *** ******** ** ********* **** *** client ****, ****** *** **** *** ***** ***** ***** ******* and ** *** ******* ** *******/***** *****.

** *** ** **** ********, * ****** ******* ** ***** is ******** ** ** ******* **** **** ** ******** ***** streams ** *** ***********, ********** ** **** ********* ******** ************** and ************* *** ****** ** ******** *****.

*** ** **** ************ *** ********* **** *****, **'* *** a ******** ** *******. **** ** *********** ** *** *** a ************ **** * ******** **** ********* *** ***, **** Genetec (*** ***** ** ****** *** ********** ** **** *** is **** ** **** ***** **** ****** ** ********) ***** out **** ****.

****** ***** ***** *** ~*** **** ********, *** ** ***** parts ** *** ***** *** **** ******** ** *** ******** for * *********** ************. ********** *** * ****** **** *** don't **** *** **** *** ** ***, *** ********* *** 24/7, **'* ******* ****** ** ****** **** **** * ****** to * ****** *********. * ** **** ***** **** ****, many *********** *** **** **** **** **** (****, ****, ** a **/* **** ** ******), *** * *** **** **** is *** **** ****** (** ****'* ******* **** ** ********). If * *** * ******* ***, *'* *** **** **'** see * ************* ** ****** ********* *********** ** **** ******.

*** ****-******** ** *** * ******* ** ***** ** ******* video (** ******** **** *** **** ******), *** *** ****** was ** ******* ** **** ******* * *** ****** (** I *** ******** ** **** *** *****, ** ** ***** clear **** * *** ** ********* **** ** * **** a ********* ****). *********, * *********** ****** ** **** * ******, *** *****, ****'* ** additional ****. * *** **** ****** **** ** *** ***** streaming ** **** **** **** **********, *** ***** ** ***, that **** *** **** *** *** ** ****** ******* **** subscription ** "***" ** ********.

*** ***** *********, * ***** ****** **** ** ***** **** **** ************ (**** ****** *******, ******* *** **** ****** **), *** I ***** **** **** **. *** * ***'* ***** **** watching **** ******* **** **** **** ** ********* **** ** a ***** ** * ******* ** *** **** ** ***. I ***** *** ***** ** * ******** *********** **** ***** most ** *** ****.

***** ** ****. ******. * ***** ***** ********* ** **** edge ********* ***/** ******** ***** *********. *** **** *** *** camera.

***** ***** **** **** ** *** ******** ***** *** * HD ****** *** ****, ******* ** ****** *** ******** ** their *********, ****** ** **** ** **** ** * * week *******, *** *** *-*$ *** *****. *** *** ***** of ** ** ****** *** *** **** * * ****** analogue ******, ******* ***** **** *** ******* **** ***** *** DVR ** ****.

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