APAC's Dancefloor Omen

11:35 AM -- Here's a worrying statistic for the Asia/Pacific telecom industry.

In early 2009 we introduced the Dancing Girls Fiscal Health Metric (DGFHM), by which it's possible to determine the financial health of the industry by counting the number of dancing girls deployed by Russian Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) vendor CBoss Corp. on its stand at any given tradeshow. (See Dancing to Mobile's Tune.)

The bad news is that, at CommunicAsia 2010, there were four young ladies strutting their stuff at the CBoss booth, a 20 percent reduction from last year's count. (See CommunicAsia 2010: Picture This!, and CommunicAsia 2009: Day 1 for evidence from the 2009 event.)

Irrelevant? Almost certainly. Irreverent? Of course. But don't say we didn't warn you... If there are only three dancers next year, check the APAC job ads.

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

shygye75 12/5/2012 | 4:31:40 PM
re: APAC's Dancefloor Omen

I'm not sure you've spotted a real trend here. Maybe the choreographer was going for a more minimalist/modernist presentation this time. Or maybe one (or maybe two) dancers called in sick. Great pictures, and even better captions.

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:31:37 PM
re: APAC's Dancefloor Omen

mendyk.... roll with me here, please.... maybe three of the dancers were around the back of the booth collecting RFPs or signing purchase orders... there were enough suited execs ready to say 'yes' to just about anything loitering around the back of the stand... 

The metric is based on the number of dancers on view when the digital picture is taken - that's got to be a good indicator, right?

Glad you like the captions - more to come, including the CommunicAsia drinks report (no Singapore slings... but a coffee update and pics of a bue drink)

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