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I had this interesting e-mail forwarded to me yesterday from our resident's office.  At first, I assumed it to be like many other solicitations coming from IT service companies trying to drum up business through any avenue they can but after reading this one further, I was somewhat concerned by the language used in this particular email.  Fortunately for us at UHD an probably like many of you, we have built a fairly good relations with our CEO and CFO offices but this seems to be a clear attempt to exploit those who deal with a more challenging relation with their executives.

 

I maybe reading too much into this but I thought I would pass this along just in case your executives are getting similar calls and offers from this company.

 

 

Hossein Shahrokhi

CIO,  UH-Downtown

 

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Message from hughettm@lmc.edu

LOL, you could always setup an email filter to block anything from that company.  ;)

 


Michael Hughett

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Looks like they are advertising a “kind of” outsourcing of executive roles…or “fool proofing” your executive roles.

 

I, perhaps foolishly, must ask why this is threatening? It sounds like a tool that one can use to more efficiently analyze the data we use to build budgets and forecast what our business model *might* look like down the road. 

 

Sheila Crowe

Montana State University ResNet

 

Treating, no; exploitive, I suppose that depends on who their target audience is when they market their product as “a CEO/CFO view of an area they normally have no visibility into”.

 

Hossein Shahrokhi

CIO,  UH-Downtown

 

Threatening, no; exploitive, I suppose that depends on who their target audience is when they market their product as “a CEO/CFO view of an area they normally have no visibility into”.

 

Hossein Shahrokhi

CIO,  UH-Downtown

 

Vendors will call any number at a university with hopes of finding someone who’s interested or who is willing to forward him/her to the “appropriate” person. I got too many sales calls via that route, some from the president’s office until I talked with his assistant and asked her to screen the calls before she forwarded them.

Another possibility, the person who sent the e-mail actually talked with someone else at UHD, perhaps a staff member, and didn’t use the correct e-mail address when he/she sent the invitation to the webinar.

Don’t worry about it at this point unless the e-mail you received is one of many. Wait until it becomes a real problem. :-)

Bob Paver

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

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