Feeds

Internet World: there's no business in show business

Hostility suites are empty

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The first day of the Internet World 2000 show has been a bit of a mixed bag.

The keynote speech by Microsoft UK MD Neil Holloway was a tad flat. The hall was half empty as he took to the stand to give - in effect - a hardware review of the
not-so-latest Net gadgets.

And this from a software chappie to boot. No wonder only 30 or so people bothered to hang around for the Q&As.

Elsewhere, VNU (UK contract publisher for Internet.com) has it's own palm-leafed hostility suite, although, every time we walked by, it was deserted. Hardly an oasis for the IT bigwigs attending the show.

One lassie who's been handing out leaflets all day opposite suite 1080 confirmed our suspicions.

"It's not been very busy all day," she said.

No matter. No one was anywhere near the prefab stall of Internet media luvvie mag, New Media Age either.

That's showbiz. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
Now: The REAL APPLE NEWS you need to know
OMG! Gravity's totes amazeballs. Calm down, George Clooney, not your film
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ
Plus: It's OPEN WARFARE in the Linux greybeard world
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.