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Spence found himself whistling "Autumn in New York" as he strolled down Park Avenue enjoying the unseasonably balmy 50-degree warmth.Spence found himself whistling "Autumn in New York" as he strolled down Park Avenue enjoying the unseasonably balmy 50-degree warmth. Coming up for air after several marathon vendor meetings, Il Gatto hunkered down for a bottle of wine and risotto di mare with a Katt crony. The Furry Ones friend was happy to report that Cognos new ReportNet enterprise-reporting product surpassed its revenue target by $6 million, thus saving CEO Ron Zambonini from conducting the companys fourth-quarter earnings call in the nude. Zambonini had promised to do the investor conference call naked if ReportNet delivered less than $10 million in revenue in the quarter. He still couldnt resist playing off his threat and delivered the earnings call in a slightly less revealing red tartan nightshirt.
As the Bibulous Boss of Blab ordered another bottle of Luna di Luna, he overheard a diner in the next booth claim that RSA Security is pursuing GeoTrust. The courted companys offeringsdigital certificates, payment services and enterprise managed security serviceswould fit nicely with the products offered by the RSA security mavens. Spence ducked into the kitchen, donned a busboy jacket and swept crumbs from the tech talkers table. As Spence fumbled focaccia crumbs onto the diners laps, one pasta-loving patron speculated that GeoTrusts chief technology officer, John Adams, had once managed engineering, had been RSAs CTO and could be perfect to oversee the technical end of such a merger. "And both companies are just a hop, skip and a jump from each other in New England," spouted the gabby Tabby, to glares from disgruntled gastronomes.