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Stichting Laluz

I had a fantastic early evening (7-8pm) at the Foundation . Laluz is a foundation that organizes resources and recruitment of volunteers for charity organizations. And I was there to pitched two things:

  • a free “timeshare” on an enterprise system[1] which handles project, resource, financial and profile management for enterprise size customers as SaaS or install-based. In my and Gartner’s opinion, this far exceeds the possibilities and options of the sponsored system they use[2]. (Gartner places it in the top-right of the Magic Quadrant[3], above all the other products.) I wanted to use Laluz as our testcase for taking a enterprise system and make it available as a , in other words they would use an enterprise level product and our return would be feedback. This was the first time I was “selling” the platform, and I failed even to give it away. 🙂
  • DWC (me) as a Social Media and Social/Business Networking Coach. I often explain that I am NOT a marketeer and do NOT give marketing advise, and I am often asked to give generalized marketing advise as it relates to SM and SM projects. Sometimes the projects are: “SO TOO EVIL” that I give simple advise and try to extricate myself as quickly as possible. IOW get the fuck out of the building before I lynch myself. 😉 I’m very happy that wasn’t the case with Laluz.

Fun times today!

  1. Sadly I can’t tell you what enterprise system I’m talking about, nor can I speak too much about the SME solution which is currently in development, as this is a charity case which the enterprise company doesn’t want to promote, for fear of getting too many requests.
  2. Again I can’t comment, but I will contact them and see how I can help them.
  3. Gartner Magic Quadrant (wikipedia)

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

October 1, 2010 at 4:23 am

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