Another Boom = Another Bust? What do you think?


Sunday’s Boston Globe had an interesting article on the tech industry and its future among the recession fears. One interesting note was how some of the “survivors” have been the what-some-might-consider “less sexy” cousins of all the Internet darlings, “Indeed, the infrastructure and enterprise products scorned by Internet highfliers early in the decade – from data storage equipment to accounting software – have become platforms of growth and stability in today’s technology economy.”


Several of our clients echo that sentiment as they continue to move forward with innovative, useful technologies that are key drivers to the growing tech sector. While not quite the “media darlings” as many yet-unproven Web 2.0 companies, they are solid, growing companies with innovative products and services, real customers – and revenue.


Judging from today’s news alone – coming from such clients as Lightstorm Networks, Sycamore Networks, Gotuit and more – solid, continued growth continues to sustain the economy – with companies solving real problems for real, paying customers. We are proud to work with this generation of tech leaders – although we do kind of miss all those fun dot com names such as,, and more. Maybe there was something about such simple, obvious names that contributed to the downfall… simple names = too simple of an idea backed by too much money, perhaps?


Check out today’s news and let us know what you think. Is there a tech bust looming?


  • Gotuit – video navigation and search leader signs Fox Reality Channel, the only all-reality, all-the-time network; check out The Fox Reality Channel Really Awards 2007 now to watch last year’s awards ceremony and vote for the Most Memorable Reality TV Star for 2007
  • Lightstorm Networks – new Carrier Ethernet Silicon player emerges
  • Q1 Labsnetwork security management company sponsors a SANS Network Security Lunch & Learn
  • Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR) – a new Intelligent Multiservice Switch from one of the market’s longstanding leaders in intelligent networking solutions for fixed line and mobile network operators worldwide

PerkettPR to Sponsor TechCrunch Party 9 at August Capital –July 27, 2007

Techcrunch2_4It’s that time of year again. Time for another of Mike Arrington’s sold out mixers on the sun-filled deck of August Capital. Take a look at his write up about the season’s coolest tech party here TechCrunch Party 9.

While we have recommended and coordinated sponsorship of the event, in the past, for our clients, this is the first time we are taking the plunge and putting ourselves in the spotlight. Any why not? We certainly have a lot of experience building buzz out there in this insanely exciting, increasingly crowded Web2.0 market. This audience IS our people. Our team is comprised of an enthusiastic group of tech geeks and we can’t wait to meet the new round of players making noise in this space.

If you happen to be attending, stop by our frozen margarita booth to score an icy cold beverage and learn more about our Buzz-building ways for your business. If you can’t get a ticket to the event, but would like to meet up with Chris Perkett while she is in town, send us a note to info at PerkettPR dot com and we’ll set up a time to talk with you.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

— posted by Heather