RE: [802SEC] Joint Press Release on Network Services Contract
Howard, Again I will state that the problem was with the facilities, not the provider.
We're sorry you had to suffer a dislocation, but we will hopefully be able to recover from that without too much pain.
We're all struggling with this one, and I'm pleased that for the most part, it is coming together.
Let's be glad for all that does work, and work together cooperatively to make it worthwhile for all.
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Boeing - SSG
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA 98124-2207
(425) 865-2443 Fx: (425) 865-6721
From: Howard Frazier [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:43 PM
To: 802 Exec
Subject: Re: [802SEC] Joint Press Release on Network Services Contract
I am of a very different mind regarding the quality of service
that we have received. Having had to suffer the major inconvenience
of having my meetings relocated at the last minute because of
"severe networking problems" that were beyond the ability of the
contractor to resolve, I hardly think they deserve an "attaboy".
Beyond that, I don't think that the IEEE 802 LMSC should release
a statement that gives such a glowing endorsement to any supplier.
What's next? Shall we put out a release praising our LCD projector
vendor? Shall we issue a release proclaiming the hotel's virtues?
We rent some great copiers. Don't they deserve equal time?
If this release goes out as a joint release, every supplier we
deal with would be justified in asking for a similar endorsement.
When we pay a supplier for services, we get services, and they get
money. If we are obligated by contract to make a joint release,
then the release should "avoid commercial endorsements".
Stevenson, Carl R (Carl) wrote:
> I agree with Buzz ... IDEAL *has* done an outstanding job
> (both for plenaries and for interims), going out of their
> way to be helpful and bending over backwards to get the
> job done.
> As long as it's accurate (and I agree it is), I have no
> problem with giving them a bit of an "attaboy" when it's
>>From: Rigsbee, Everett O [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 11:08 PM
>>To: Howard Frazier; 802 Exec
>>Subject: RE: [802SEC] Joint Press Release on Network Services Contract
>>Howard, That statement is actually correct and accurate, and
>>Paul is comfortable with it. IDEAL has done an excellent and
>>consistent job over several meetings and that is the primary
>>reason we selected them for the two-year contract. Good News
>>doesn't always have to be hype !!! :-)
>>The test I used was is everything from us or our point of
>>view correct and accurate (i.e. not exaggerated) ??? I
>>think it is.
>>I respect your right to disagree. :-)
>>Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>>Boeing - SSG
>>PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>>Seattle, WA 98124-2207
>>(425) 865-2443 Fx: (425) 865-6721
>>From: Howard Frazier [mailto:email@example.com]
>>Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 7:50 PM
>>To: 802 Exec
>>Subject: Re: [802SEC] Joint Press Release on Network Services Contract
>>How can it be said that this draft release "avoids commercial
>>when it contains the quote:
>>"We chose I.D.E.A.L. because they have done an excellent and
>>job of supporting our networking needs during our previous meetings
>>at several different venues."
>>This sure sounds like a commercial endorsement to me. Taken
>>as a whole,
>>the release is a glowing commercial endorsement of
>>I.D.E.A.L., and contains
>>no news worthy information about the IEEE 802 LMSC. In this
>>form it should
>>be released by I.D.E.A.L. with what ever quotes they can get
>>the individuals quoted. It should definitely NOT be made as
>>a joint release
>>from IEEE 802 and I.D.E.A.L..
>>Rigsbee, Everett O wrote:
>>>Dear Colleagues, As part of our negotiated contract with
>>IDEAL Technologies for On-Site Network Services,
>>>we have agreed to provide a joint press release describing
>>the nature of the contract we awarded. After a
>>>great deal of wordsmithing, we have finally arrived at an
>>agreeable draft, which avoids commercial endorsements
>>>in favor of the more newsworthy facts of the matter. A
>>copy of this document is attached for your review.
>>>I will be asking for SEC approval of this press release at
>>our Monday SEC meeting and would appreciate your
>>>support in helping us to resolve this obligation in an
>>>Let me know should you have any concerns or suggestions.
>>The release date will of course be amended to match the
>>>Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>>>Boeing - SSG
>>>PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>>>Seattle, WA 98124-2207
>>>(425) 865-2443 Fx: (425) 865-6721