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02.21.11

GWAVACon 2011 and BrainShare 2011 Not Dead (Yet)

Posted in Mail, Novell, Ron Hovsepian at 8:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Two ducks

Summary: Ron Hovsepian says there is a plan for BrainShare 2011, but judging by previous years, it could still be a dead duck (called off)

THE ANNUAL event that is all about GroupWise is not being advertised this year (at least not yet), despite the fact that GroupWise is mentioned in some new pages [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15] (although as a very secondary item, as even in news about Novell mail the impression is given that GroupWise no longer has any impact). Even if the GWAVA event vanishes with Novell’s sale (it is currently planned to take place in Torrance), the man who ruined Novell wants to assure clients that BrainShare is not dead yet and there is also a press release about it (BrainShare 2011 was mentioned here recently). A couple of years ago BrainShare was called off after it had been announced and bookings were made; so there is no guarantees that BrainShare 2011 will ever materialise. Besides, why should anyone attend given that AttachMSFT is likely to trash some of Novell’s products? BrainShare 2010 is likely to have been the last ever, but we shall see…

Update: Richard Bliss sent us the following information by mail:

I attempted to leave a comment on your latest blog concerning Novell and GWAVACon but the site didn’t accept comments.

You state that there isn’t any information about GWAVACon 2011 and suggest that it will be cancelled. GWAVACon 2011 was held January 22-26 in Torrance California with a near record attendance.

GWAVACon Europe is already receiving registration for the first week in October during Oktoberfest. You should join us.

GWAVACon 2012 has already been announced for January in Torrance again.

The one is doubt is Novell’s.

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