Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
Live from Intergraph 2009
June 17th, 2009 by Susan Smith
The Intergraph conference in Washington, D.C. drew almost 1,000 attendees this week, in spite of economics worldwide. PR spokespeople did say that there are fewer international attendees than in previous years.
Day Two (Wednesday) featured a press conference with Halsey Wise and Reid French. Wise talked about growth plans, saying that they show you what you will and won’t do.
He also suggested that Intergraph has a different geospatial model than its competitors. He said, “If you’re relying on third parties to add value to your technology then you’re not in as strong a position.”
He added that the recession severely impacts those companies that rely on small, undercapitalized resellers and VARs. He said Intergraph aims for $1 billion in revenue by 2012, not counting acquisitions.