IVIS-44; If you find an emerging vendor you like, tell your IT friends @getclef

Next step:  Find an emerging technology vendor you need, want and like (see below email from co-founder of Clef, a security solution) and help them build their buzz.  I learned of @getclef from my WordPress theme provider, @CyberChimps.

FYI, word of mouth does multiple things for the IT professionals involved:

  • helps ensure the success of your emerging technology vendor, decreasing your risk as an early adopter
  • helps influence product direction/strategy, giving you more of what you need or want
  • provides your company immediate benefits, which should lead to more “innovation budget” coming IT’s way, funded by resultant efficiency or effectiveness KTOL savings
  • makes you an “early adopter/innovator,” great for corporate, IT and/or personal brand recognition


Hi Gates,

I’m Jesse, one of the founders of Clef. I saw that you set up Clef on your WordPress site today and wanted to check in. Did you run into any issues or do you have any questions?

If you’re interested in using Clef in more places, you should also check out Waltz. It’s a chrome extension (built by our users!) that will let you use Clef on Facebook, Gmail, and more of the bigger sites around the web.

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback — we really appreciate it!


Jesse Pollak
co-founder at Clef

p.s. If you think Clef might be interesting to your audience, or if you can think of anyone else who writes about things like Clef, please let me know. I’d love to talk!

Focused on TBM, Technology Business Management ("run IT like a business"). - 30+ years of experience, in providing IT strategy, process, application, RAMP, hardware, software, network, internet and cloud solutions to financial services, MRD and high technology companies from startup to F500. - 20+ published articles on the intersection of business and technology. - Startup advisor and mentor to a dozen startups, four of which were acquired and one of which is newly-launched (ITconnecter, a Crosswaves Ventures LLC company). - Specialties: IT Technology Business Management (TBM, aka "run IT like a business"), strategic partnerships, technology innovation, solutioning and program/project management (onshore, nearshore, offshore). Technology consulting focused on innovation, built around process, data and integration (cloud, social networking). We use I/TBM financial management best practices to help mid-size and large enterprises ensure they are meeting the needs of their business effectively and efficiently.

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Looking forward to your perspectives....