For The Love of Dashboards!
The Entuity: Out of the Box blog series highlights the efforts, insights, and stories from actual Entuity employees. This week, we interview Laurie Klausner, our Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, who tells us of her conversation with an existing customer, her love of our dashboards and reports, and the secret to making a great “Three Bean” Chili.
What is your favorite network management success story?
On my last visit to our London office, I had lunch with one of our new customers. After chatting for a while about our mutual love of tennis, running and sushi, we got to talking about network management. He shared with me how much better his job was now that he was using Entuity.
He raved about our automation, single-user interface, actionable information and scalability. Our competitors had made some compelling arguments but he said that once he demoed our software and interacted with our sales and support teams, it was a done deal.
Hearing about the visibility into the network that he now enjoys, plus his enthusiasm for working with Entuity, more than made up for the mediocre food.
What was your first job?
My first job was working at a travel agency. I had the glamorous role of filing brochures in a dreary backroom of the office. Boxes and boxes of brochures would arrive daily and I would alphabetize them for the travel agents. This was long before TripAdvisor, Priceline and Hotels.com so these brochures were vital for the agents to make a sale. While I didn’t last long at the job, I did discover a number of places that I have since gotten to visit so I guess it was worth it.
Describe your favorite scene in a movie.
On the serious side, there’s “Life as a House”. There are so many great scenes, but an outstanding one is when the son, Sam, puts up Christmas lights and wants his father to see them from his hospital room. Crazy great acting!
On the lighter side, there’s “Sweet Home Alabama”. It’s a silly romantic comedy but the civil war re-enactment scene when Melanie is looking for her father is a riot.
What is your favorite part of Entuity?
I love the Entuity reports and dashboards. No, really. I love them. I am a huge fan of graphical displays of information.
What is your signature dish that you cook? What makes yours stand out from the rest?
A three-bean turkey-based chili. The secret to my dish is I actually use four beans.
What reality TV show would you most like to try out for, and why?
I’d love to be on Survivor. Not only do I love rice and beans (see my signature dish) but I would love to compete for the million dollars. Except for the part about sleeping on bamboo shoots with no roof for 39 days. That might not be all that fun.