APAC's Dancefloor Omen
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