Updated Lustratus REPAMA Guide

Just a quick note to say that I’ve updated the Lustratus REPAMA Guide to version 1.1. I’ve added three more studies that have been part of our analysis for some time but hadn’t quite found their way into the guide. These are: Depositioning focus Differentiation strategy Perceived threat All of these studies are concerned with […]

TIBCO acquires DataSynapse

Well, well, well. TIBCO announced an interesting move yesterday. It has acquired DataSynapse in a cash transaction valuing DataSynapse at $28M. TIBCO calims that this will strengthen and compliment its distributed and cloud computing initiatives. We work for a lot of high-tech vendors and you get to know a lot of people and I have […]

A cloud computing wordle – a list of cloud computing vendors

I’m going to maintain a wordle of vendors that appear to have an association with cloud computing. I will add to this during the course of my research.  Here’s the first draft.   Click for a larger version. Initial vendors supplied courtesy of the good people at Opencrowd. Danny Goodall.

Running the REPAMA rule over…Cloud Computing

I have decided that the time is now right to take a detailed look at the marketing strategies and tactics adopted by the various vendors in the different market segments that make up the cloud computing market. This means that we’ll be carrying out a series of REPAMA Segment Analysis Studies to nail down how […]

The Psychology of Decision Making

Carrying on from my blog on “corporate shyness”, I’m looking here at the different ways we evaluate information and make decisions. The first thing to say is that this is a big subject and one that others are much better qualified to cover than I am. Myers-Briggs has led much of the work on personality types […]

We’ve moved

Lustratus’ REPAMA consulting business has moved house. Well strictly speaking we’re still at the “Can’t remember where we put the ironing board and has anyone seen the cat?” stage of the move. But we’ve taken the first step by moving the repama.typepad.com blog to it’s shiny new location at www.lustratusrepama.com. So whilst it’ll be a […]

Different differentiation for diffidents? (Corporate Shyness)

I hope you like the alliterative heading for the blog which was born from some work I’ve been doing recently for a client.  I’m not sure that diffident is exactly the right word but there was no way that I was going to ditch it when it looks so beautiful set against all those “diff” […]

Updated High Performance Messaging Report

Just a quick note to say that the updated High Performance Messaging REPAMA Segment Analysis Study has been uploaded to the Lustratus site.  It now contains the reverse-engineered product marketing strategy for TIBCO’s Messaging Appliance P-7500.  Existing customers and Lustratus research subscription holders will already have been contacted with details of free upgrades. Following on […]

Standards-based marketing – an antidote “Be holier than thou” Part 6

So closing out this series of posts looking at differentiation in markets where technical standards have caused little technical difference between products, I’m going to look at standards bodies and technical education as a technique to create differentiation. Preach the gospel – Educate The first point to make is that in my experience products that […]