Ever wonder about Intergraph and what they are up to? I have to tell you, I wonder the same thing… essentially these guys have dropped of the Geospatial radar screen and have disappeared… here’s the most latest tidbit I just received from the OGC… “Preetha Pulusani announced her retirement from the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Board of Directors. She recently resigned as president of the Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division at Intergraph Corporation to pursue career interests outside the geospatial industry. She is now CEO and President of InterThink Solutions, Inc.”… As far as GIS and geospatial goes Intergraph is now out of sight and out of mind. Early in the year pretty much all of my contacts at INGR left their positions, the company restructured, geospatial World (the company’s geospatial user conference) was trashed and people continue to leave the fold. I’ve actually attended most of their user conferences over the past 7 years but this was the first year that I was politely told to take a hike when I contacted them with my annual blurbage about attending and covering the show… simply put, I get the feeling that Intergraph no longer cares about GIS. If they do they certainly aren’t telling anyone that they do… strange stuff man! Good luck to Preetha – any GeoMedia users left out there???
Archives for August 14, 2006
One Colorado-based company is trying to tap into the travel market by offering solutions that may be useful if the increased security at airports continues to escalate. Reps from Otterbox note that Airline passengers have been requested to place carry-on items in clear plastic bags and soon may be required to check valuables such as laptops, PDAs, cell phones, iPods and personal items like shampoos, cosmetics and liquid bottles. Imagine having to check your laptop?? The solution they offer… The OtterBox Rugged Laptop Carrying Case, a recently introduced case for protecting expensive laptops, offers protection even in checked luggage. With a waterproof, crushproof, dustproof, drop-resistant design, this case provides the ultimate safeguard for laptop travel. In addition, a lock capability allows travelers to rest easy knowing their laptop, Tablet PC, slate, Ultra Mobile PC or Convertible Tablet PC is securely stowed. See details at: http://www.otterbox.com/products/pc_cases/laptop_case/. On a recent trip on Alaska Air one of my suitcases was pretty much crushed, likely due to a fall of 20+ feet by my best guess.. Gee… there was even some hay stuck to my bag… go figure that one! Luckily my laptop wasn’t in it… imagine having to check your laptop and having those airport luggage guys toss it around… scary stuff!