We are once again discussing the next trade shows that we will be attending in 2009.   One of the topics that came up was NetFlow swag and the impact it has a drawing ‘you’ the consumer to our booth.

We have seen vendors give out money, t-shirts, pens, yo-yos, boomerangs, hats, mugs, flash lights, beer and even flying monkeys.  The question is, does it work or does it just attract the infamous ‘collectors’ that roam about the trade show looking for free stuff to tuck into their goody bag.   Here is our latest attempt to woo you which isn’t a cheap gimmick.  It is actually a quality mug:

Scrutinizer NetFlow & sFlow Analyzer
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Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.


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