[thelist] dummy data, demo sites

Dan McCullough dan.mccullough at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 07:41:25 CDT 2005

This is more of a sales tool used to lure VC's into giving us money so
we can have a big budget.  What I am trying to cut down on is the
sales person or other presenter from having to continually repeat
themseleves that the data that is being used is dummy data and is used
for presentation only, kinda like images that are FPO's they are for
placement only.

On 10/12/05, Luther, Ron <Ron.Luther at hp.com> wrote:
> Dan McCullough asked:
> >>How do you guys deal with warnings and letting people know that
> >>the data is dummy and therefore some things wont jive because
> >>its not the real thing.
> Hi Dan,
> As Asif suggested, we have also used alerts and warnings. They have
> worked pretty well for us.
> If you have a tad larger budget, you can also use separate boxes.  Today
> we run separate 'development', 'integration testing', and 'production'
> versions of our stuff - all sitting on different boxes connected to
> different DBs sitting on different DB boxes. Anytime we demo anything in
> the development or integration environment the users know, (cuz we tell
> 'em yet again), that we are not using complete production data.
> HTH,
> RonL.
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