Cranking It Back Up

The long days of summer are coming to an end today in Austin, TX (LifeSize HQ)**.  Three words come to mind: HOT, DRY, & BUSY.

The summer of 2009 in Austin has been the hottest on record, with the number of 100 degree days close to 70 (the annual average here is 12). On top of that, the drought continues in central Texas, with lawns parched and Lake Travis 50’ below full level.


Recently, the temperatures have been in the upper 80’s and today we got a few inches of well-needed rain … so it does feel like we’re turning the corner.

On the work front, we’ve been very busy. This summer we’ve launched Express 200, LifeSize Desktop, Multipoint 230, and new software releases for our codecs and management software. Our business has never been better. Even during the economic slowdown, we continue to grow with every quarter being better than the last. We often say that we’re just getting started, and that is even more true today.

That brings me to the blog. We started the blog in April as an experiment, and have posted 11 entries since then covering a wide range of topics. We also started @lifesizehd on twitter (and @lifesizesupport) and now have close to a thousand people following us on our twitter accounts. The response has been great as we build the community between LifeSize and our customers/partners and others.

So the blogging experiment continues. I want to make the frequency more regular, at least once per week. I want to continue to keep a wide breadth of content and have a long list of possible topics. I want to get the conversation more interactive and that’s tough to do, but we have a few ideas. I’m always looking for what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d like to see. So don’t be shy. You can comment here, you can find me on twitter @caseywsj, or you can drop me a direct note at

Hope you enjoyed any summer vacations that you took. We went to Disney World with four 17 year old boys. I could write several things about that trip … but maybe better if I leave that off limits!

Now it’s time to get back to work and crank it back up.

** Cold days of winter almost over for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere!

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