Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye

Susan Nunziata, Director of Editorial | 5/28/2014 | 111 comments

Susan Nunziata
For more than four years, EnterpriseEfficiency.com (E2) has been the best IT community on the Internet. As with all good things, soon our time together here will end.

As of May 31, the E2 party will be over. But fear not. Just like the Oscars or the Grammys, the best parties always have the best after-parties. In fact, in this case, you're invited to two after-parties: Dell Tech Page One, where you can find news and analytics from the Dell Inc. editorial team; and IT Strategy, the new community on InformationWeek.com where all your favorite E2 editors will be hanging out.

Tech Page One is a rich source of information for professionals who place a high value on technology that enables their lives. It covers enterprise technology, business, and a bit of gadget-geek culture. Whether you’re exploring topics like modernizing the datacenter, turning big data into usable insights, or how IT is reshaping healthcare, Tech Page One has you covered.

Our longtime E2 editorial team of Susan Nunziata, Curtis Franklin Jr., and David Wagner, along with all our valued contributors, will be hosting the after-party at our new home: IT Strategy on InformationWeek.com. Our own Sara Peters will also be dropping in as she can; Sara's en route to IT Security stardom with her new gig at our sister publication Dark Reading.

IT Strategy will feature the CIOs and other tech leaders you’ve come to know and love here in our E2 community. But that's not all. The IT Strategy community will throw open its doors and invite the rest of the C-suite into the party. Together, we can talk about how your technology choices impact the business, and how business is affecting the way you make technology decisions.

In the next few days, you’ll see tributes to E2 from our editors, our contributors, and our community members. What always made E2 strongest is you: the people who read our content and listen to our radio shows, join our live chats and comment on our posts, and openly share professional struggles with us on a daily basis. You made E2 the best community around. For that we’re grateful. As we move on to our new home, IT Strategy on InformationWeek.com, we welcome you to join us there and keep our community going strong.

Don't think of this as an ending. Rather, it's two new beginnings. From the foundation of E2, you have two resources at your disposal, each with its own unique content: Dell Tech Page One and IT Strategy.

Thank you for more than four years of sharing your personal and professional lives with us here at Enterprise Efficiency. We feel proud to be a part of this amazing community. We look forward to seeing you at the after-parties.

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Henrisha   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:04:39 PM
It's not goodbye, E2!
I've been with E2 since 2011 and I have a special place in my heart for the team and for the community. E2 is my go-to site when it comes to commentaries on what's relevant on IT. The Geekend columns are a breath of fresh air and I enjoy the cartoons for the humor that they bring to topics that are normally so serious.

A huge thank you to the team who keeps E2 up and running. We haven't thanked you enough for all your work throughout the years. See you at IT Strategy!
StaceyE   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:14:34 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
I have also been with E2 for a long time, and I look forward to seeing the transition to the new site. I am sure we will still have all the great content we have become accustomed to here.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:30:49 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@StaceyE: Thank you so much for being with us all this time. We could not have done this without community members like you, and we look forward to welcoming you in our new home and introducing you to a great big group over at InformationWeek.

Spoiler alert: Curt is already working with our InformationWeek colleagues on a series of weekly radio shows, so we hope to bring you all that you've had here and even more withthe opportunities offered by a bigger platform.

Thank you for your support!
StaceyE   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:03:49 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@ Susan

Thanks. Several other community websites I was with moved to Information Week as well during the past year. I am sure there will be plenty of familiar faces. I am happy to be moving along with E2!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:06:49 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@StaceyE: Glad to hear it, our friends there are doing all they can to make us feel most welcome. You can help introduce us to some of our new friends there.

 
StaceyE   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:14:29 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@ Susan,

Sounds like a good plan!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:28:36 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Henrisha: Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. E2 would never have achieved what we have without community members like you who have stayed with us. You've made the community what it is by sharing your insights and experiences here with the rest of the folks who are part of our group.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our new "home" on InformationWeek and also welcoming all our new InformationWeek colleagues to join us as we bring the community into a whole new phase.

Thank you for all your support!
tjgkg   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 8:24:53 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Well stated Susan. It has been a blast here for the last few years. While I will miss E2, I look forward to our new adventures with everyone! It is not goodbye but au revoir!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 8:31:18 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@tjgkg: Thank you so much for your kind words and support--and I see you've already paid us a visit in our new home. Looking forward to your guidance as we decorate the new place.

:)
glenbren   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 8:43:52 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Thanks for everything! It's been a great run at E2 and I've learned a lot. I look forward to more of the same, and even better, at Information Week.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 9:02:09 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@glenbren: Thank you for being such a great part of our community. Not only did we learn alot from each other, we also shared alo tof laughs, and that's one of the things I love about our e2 community. Can't wait to keep the good discussions going on IWK. See you there soon!

Thanks for all your support.
glenbren   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 9:56:35 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
I'll be there with bells on!
Technocrat   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 1:37:53 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
It is with a heavy heart that I wave good-bye to E2.   Reading the comments from others along this thread has been heart warming to say the least.  There are so many good people and articles to remember -  It has just been a great time !

I would like to thank all those who brought this baby to life  and I would especially like to thank our Sponsor Dell, who gave techies a place to learn and connect with each others.   An effort Dell and we all should be proud of.

They say Change is good, and come to think of it - it always has been so I look forward to new "uncharted waters"  ahead for the ol' E2 community.
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 5:11:00 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Technorat, 

"I would especially like to thank our Sponsor Dell, who gave techies a place to learn and connect with each others.   An effort Dell and we all should be proud of."

Well said. I second you on saying thank you to Dell for having made possible all these years of great content and great discussion. :) I hope to continue the conversation in the new home. 

-Susan
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eethtworkz   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:57:03 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Technocrat,

Have to agree with you  wholeheartedly.

Dell has done a wonderful job in nurturing and supporting this community since the very beggining.

Their Contribution & Support(especially all the Dell Blogs and Videochats)  will be sorely missed.

No Doubt about it.

Farewell Dell!

Regards

Ashish.

 
ProgMan   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:29:07 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Will there be cake at the after parties?
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:33:17 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@ProgMan: haha! Yes, cake AND ice cream.
Henrisha   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:34:56 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Cake, coffee, biscuits for those on a diet, and warm stories about E2 to share all around!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:51:09 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Henrisha: Gluten-free biscuits for me. And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

:D
singlemud   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 5:31:30 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
I have been with E2 for two years, it is sad to see this. but still wish it best.
CMTucker   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:57:15 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Aww I will really miss this place! I have to say, this has been the best tech community that I've been a part of. While it will be sad to see it go, I will certainly be checking out the new digs.

Thanks for all that you guys do, and for all of the insights and conversations. I look forward to seeing more of that with your after parties!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:02:28 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@CMTucker: <blushing> Why thank you kindly. That is high praise indeed and very much appreciated. We're proud of the work we've done here, but most of all we're proud of the folks like you who have made this community what it is.

We're excited to be throwing open the doors and opeining our community up to the wider group at InformationWeek and sincerely hope that we can all join up over there to create E2-The Sequel.

Thanks for your support!
CMTucker   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:10:01 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Always! Thanks for all you guys have done.
davidfletcher   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 2:45:31 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Thanks Susan, I appreciate all the great work that you, David, Sara, and the rest of the team have done on E2.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:38:45 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@davidfletcher: Thank you so much for your kind words. Our community would not be what it is without your valuable contributions. The insights and lessons you gave us through your blogs and comments have been of enormous value, and we sincerely hope that you'll stay with us as we move into our new home.

Thank you for your support!
David Wagner   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:35:38 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@henrisha- Thanks for the compliments and we can't wait to se eyou at our new site. We'll be rockin' out many of the same things you loved and we've got new surprises up our sleeves.
Henrisha   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 2:24:44 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
I'm definitely glad to hear that, David! I'm hoping to see more of Geekend because the spin that you give to trending tech news pieces is something I truly enjoy. I gotta have my Geekend every weekend!
CMTucker   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 2:33:20 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@henrisha @David I too vote for the continuing saga of the Geekend! I hope this gets carried over.
Sara Peters   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 2:52:43 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Truly, whatever would we do without the Geekend!  Well, I for one am going to miss everyone being part of my day-to-day, but I will make sure to stop by as often as I can. 
tinym   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 3:48:38 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Sara have fun reading in the dark. Err... working on Dark Reading

Geekend will be missed for sure!
Technocrat   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 1:43:05 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Sara     You better !  : )    We are ( Ok I am ) gonna miss ya !  : )


Congrats.
Sara Peters   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:56:17 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Technocrat   Awww shucks. I'll be missing you too.
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 5:28:20 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Sara, 

How exciting and interesting the new adventure in the dark side, I mean DarkReading. :D  I hope to be visiting often so I don't have to miss you, and follow the changes of look that you have come to get us used to.  

May the force of security be with you. :)

-Susan 
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Sara Peters   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:57:36 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Susan_Fourtane  Ha! You haven't seen my short blonde wig yet. Maybe I'll break that one out in some videos on Dark Reading. Hope to see you there!
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 2:24:09 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Sara,

Yay! I want to see the short blonde wig. :D Most likely you will see me around. Did I ever say you are an inspiration? :) 

-Susan 
User Ranking: Blogger
Joe Stanganelli   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/1/2014 3:46:01 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Sara... A suggestion: How about a different wig for each topic you write about?  Pink for news of a recent security breach, blonde for the cloud, brunette for Windows migration, etc.
Sudha N Bharadwaj   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 1:35:14 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
Thank You for everything Sara. I just stopped by at Dark Reading and found your piece on the link between cyber and real world threats really interesting. Following the pizzas may not always lead to a party eh? At least not the kind we are talking about on this forum here! 

http://www.darkreading.com/fireeye-malware-traffic-to-ukraine-russia-spiked-during-peak-of-conflict/d/d-id/1269261?_mc=RSS_DR_EDT

All the best. The best part of virtual connections and communities is they stay on, even as they move around. See You Around :)
Sara Peters   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 12:02:33 AM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Sudha!!! Your message just brought a tear to my eye. Please stay in touch, at DarkReading or wherever. We appreciate your dedication and hard work so much, and I certainly won't forget it.
stotheco   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 12:48:32 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
It has been wonderful "meeting" you here, Sara. Looking forward to more from you, I especially loved your video shows!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:12:37 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
@Henrisha: Hear Hear! Dave and Geekend are a package deal. what would Fridays be without those hysterical Geekend videos?
Qasim Bajwa   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 1:52:34 PM
Re: It's not goodbye, E2!
I have been with E2 since June'13. Not even a year, but I was hooked in the very first month. This forum has so much to offer in Technology, IT, Innovation & keeps the ball rolling by disclosing latest technological advancements. Not to mention the exciting, information rich Radio Shows. It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this community. I look forward to an even better tenure at Information week. The best is yet to come.
impactnow   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:25:42 PM
New beginnings
It is truly been amazing four years I can't believe it's been that long! I'm excited to see what the next years will bring our new homes at InformationWeek and Dell tech. Looking forward to meeting some new friends and seeing our old favorites good luck to all.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:32:50 PM
Re: New beginnings
@impactnow: Thank you! It is exciting, albeit bittersweet, as with any big move it's hard not to feel nostalgic about the home we've had here. We take heart in knowing that we can invite you all to swankier new digs and offer you the chance to meet a whole bunch of great new community members, editors and writers at InformationWeek. And we're excited for that opportunity, for ourselves as well as to be able to offer this to all of you who have supported us all this time.

Thank you for your support!
CMTucker   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 12:58:11 PM
Re: New beginnings
@Susan new digs are always nice
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:05:21 PM
Re: New beginnings
@CMTucker: My favorite part of moving is the chance to redecorate.

:)
David Wagner   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 1:41:50 PM
Re: New beginnings
@impactnow- Glad that you said "meeitng new friends" because that's what we're really hoping to do-- bring the good community we have here and merge it with the Iweek community. Hopefully we can count on everyone to mingle and stand against the wall like an 8th grade dance. :)
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:10:39 PM
Re: New beginnings
@dave: Ha! my uncle once told me the tiniest apartments  make for the best parties, because everyone has no choice but to mingle in such close quarters.

At InformationWeek, there are lots of rooms to explore, but you'll always find us camped out at IT Strategy.

In fact, we're still doing some decorating at the new place, but we'd love to have you drop in for a visit there, my first two blogs are up:

Welcome to Our E2 Community

Internet of Things: In Search of An Architecture

More to come soon!
CMTucker   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 3:30:57 PM
Interesting Question
What is going to happen to the site in the future? Is it going dark, or is there something else planned for it?

Also, are you just going to leave your social media properties out to dry? 
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:36:28 PM
Re: Interesting Question
@CMTucker: Sara is the only one going "dark"--to Dark Reading.

:)

In all seriousness, it's a good question. We are at work now with our dev team about migrating the content to our new home and we'll be reinventing our social profiles. In fact, @EnterpriseEFF on Twitter has already been updated with our new info and we'll continue be tweeting away there.

 
Sudha N Bharadwaj   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 3:01:33 PM
Re: Interesting Question
Thanks for everything Susan. Good to know you are working to migrate the content that brought a community together to the new place. And now as the community flocks together at Information Week, Dark Reading and Tech Page One, I hope fresh content with the trademark E2 stamp flows through as well. Kudos to Curt for taking along the awesome Radio Show. I wish him all the best!  
Nomi   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 3:22:05 PM
Re: Interesting Question
Thanks susan. As it is sad to leave E2, it is heartening to know that we are still together and hopefully for many many years to come. Wish you all and me the best :)
Hammad Masood   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 3:27:02 PM
Re: Interesting Question
Yeah, the good part is we all can still contribute and share our views. So Farewell to E2, but not Goodbye
Nomi   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 3:34:19 PM
Re: Interesting Question
@Hammad absolutely. Great to be here. Sharing and learning.
Hammad Masood   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 3:25:05 PM
Re: Interesting Question
I have been here at E2 since Nov'11. Great editors and contributors were here and I got lot lot to learn and share. Thank You all
Hospice_Houngbo   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:05:35 PM
Re: Interesting Question
It has been an interesting anf rewarding experience all along these years spend in the company of a great community and devoted team. Nice job guys, and keep up the good work. 
tinym   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 3:56:39 PM
See ya --- somewhere else
I will miss the Geekend columns most of all. I hope Information Week has room for David's humor posts! I look forward to following the lot of you over to IWeek. It's been a great three years of reading and listening to great enterprise content. I have learned a lot through these years :)
David Wagner   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 4:47:07 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
Thanks for all the great compliments about the Geekend everyone. When I started the Geekend in February of 2011 (god, was it really that long ago?) I thought it would be a little thing we would try that might be fun and then probably peter out in a few weeks. I haven't missed a Friday since. I don't intend to start now.

The only way you people can get rid of me is hit me with a bus on a Thursday night. If you hit me any earlier in the week, I'd demand a laptop and my youtube credentials from my hosptial bed. :)

I plan on doing the last one for E2 on Friday and the next one will be on Iweek next Friday unless something happens I can't control. Thanks so much for enjoying it. I put a lot of love in it, because I love the E2 community so much.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:18:41 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
That's right, folks, we will have plenty of opportunity to laugh at (er, I mean WITH, laugh WITH) Dave in our new home.

<grin>
tinym   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:30:04 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@Susan in good with either set up. Dave has been a great sport taking jabs on the site all these years.
tinym   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:27:51 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@Dave this is great news!!! I can't believe geekend is that old. I must be aging a little too...
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 5:15:30 AM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
No, tinym, only the Geekend ages, not us. :) 

-Susan
User Ranking: Blogger
tinym   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 11:54:03 AM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@Susan thanks for clearing that up! I would have continued celebrating birthdays if not for that tidbit of helpful info. ;)
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 3:20:58 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
tinym, 

No, you don't need to celebrate any more birthdays. :D You can also undo the last four because you didn't know about this important information before. :D See you in the new home. 

-Susan 
User Ranking: Blogger
Sudha N Bharadwaj   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 2:18:22 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
Thanks for everything Dave. Glad to know you and Geekend are inseparable..and we will continue to get our Friday Reloads. All the best. I enjoyed our E2 expedition and hope to continue ahead. Be sure I will track you online.... and not just on weekends. 
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:16:08 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@tinym: Thank you for the kind words. We would never try to separate Dave from his Geekend!

And thank you for all you've done to lend your voice and spirit to our community.

We're still putting up the curtains and unpacking boxes at the new place, but we've got a couple of fresh pieces up over at InformatoinWeek, so please do drop by when you have the chance and check out:

Welcome to Our E2 Community

Internet of Things: In Search of an Architecture

 
tinym   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 11:56:21 AM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@Susan I'm looking forward to reading Dave's column on Information Week. I'm glad the little experiment proved to be a popular addition to the site. You guys have done a great job building a community around interesting (and useful) information. Thanks so much :D
mejiac   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 5:13:20 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@tinym,

"You guys have done a great job building a community around interesting (and useful) information. "

Truer workds could not have been mentioned. The quality of the content, and the active participation from all members, with response that have a great deal of substance, have been of great benefit.
Broadway   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 10:00:50 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
This anxiety I feel won't recede, I fear, until E2 fully moves over to the new site and the community remains intact. That ultimately is what has made E2 so special these 4 yrs. The community. If that doesn't disappear, I won't disappear!
mejiac   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 11:24:04 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@Broadway,

And to add to your comment....if everyone is as enthusiastic as you are,  the community will keep on going :)
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:54:12 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@Broadway: Beatufiully said and thank you so much. YOU and everyone here is what made E2 special. We're moving to a much bigger place though I can only foresee good things as we are able to welcome new community members, have a big range of topics to discuss, and also all keep in touch there.

I'm still catching up on all the visitors to the new place, so forgive me if I didn't get the chance to welcome you in the new home yet. You'll find us here:

http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/welcome-to-our-e2-community/a/d-id/1269259

And Dave's already having fun talking about Pizza & Leadership:

http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/pizza-and-leadership-4-lessons/a/d-id/1269296
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 1:09:11 PM
Re: See ya --- somewhere else
@mejiac: Thank you so much for your kind words and all your support. Your participation is what makes this community what it is, and we look forward to more good things in our new home.
Pablo Valerio   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 5:09:52 PM
I'll follow you there
I had the pleasure and challenge to be one of the first contributors to E2 when the site started, and I can only thank Sara, Curt, Dave and Susan for their help editing my blogs and making me feel part of the team.

During this time I moved back to Barcelona from Boston and I continued to work with the team despite the time difference and the challenge of focusing more on European topics.

I'll miss E2, and the community, but I'll be following the new site at Information Week and Sara's work at Darkreading. Good luck to all.
User Ranking: Blogger
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:22:00 PM
Re: I'll follow you there
@Pablo: it's been an absolute pleasure to work with you on the site and we look forward to welcoming you and all our community at our new home. (and we all hope someday to take you up on your kind offer to visit you in Barcelona, we hear you have a pretty keen kitchen to cook in!).

We're still in the process of transitioning, but we have a couple of new blogs posted at IWK if you'd like to stop by for a visit:

http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/welcome-to-our-e2-community/a/d-id/1269259?

http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/executive-insights-and-innovation/internet-of-things-in-search-of-an-architecture/a/d-id/1269178?

 
Pablo Valerio   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:14:20 AM
Re: I'll follow you there
@Susan, who told you about my kitchen? 
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freespiritny25   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 7:36:54 PM
Re: Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye
So sad to see E2 go, but looking forward to join the new community. Hope to see you all there!!
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/28/2014 8:02:31 PM
Re: Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye
@freespiritny25: Thank you for all your contributions to our community--we look forward to keeping the conversation going strong at our new home, and very much look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks for your support!
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 6:33:19 AM
E2: What would the enterprise IT world would have been without you?
SusanN, Sara, Curt, Dave, and Dell 

E2 has been an important part of my daily life for almost four years. I am happy and proud of having been a contributor to this incredible, knowledgable, and friendly community of IT minds.

Thank you to all and each of you for having contributing to my life-long learning and for being wonderful editors and Earthlings. :D 

I hope there is enough cake in the after parties and a big welcome cake in the new InformationWeek home. :) You will always find me close to the cake. :D

-Susan 


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eethtworkz   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:50:08 AM
Re: E2: What would the enterprise IT world would have been without you?
Susan,

I am sureyou will always be super-close to the Cake!

And I will be folllowing you there as well!

Just hope that I can hear your awesome commentary there as well.

This is a most beautiful farewell(for E2) from you.

Thanks

Ashish.
Susan Fourtané   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 12:10:40 PM
Re: E2: What would the enterprise IT world would have been without you?
Thanks, Ashish. How nice. :) 

I am already there, watching the cake closely. :D I will save a spot close to the cake for you. 

-Susan
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eethtworkz   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 12:18:37 PM
Re: E2: What would the enterprise IT world would have been without you?
Susan,

So nice of you!

Much-much appreciated!

I am sure the Cake will be very-very tasty!

Ashish.
Damian Romano   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 9:57:57 AM
Out with the old...
Excited for the new integration, but will very much miss this site. I've spent several years intereacting here and while the new digs will be fun (I have no doubt), it'll be hard not wanting to head back here. :(
Pedro Gonzales   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 10:06:12 AM
Re: Out with the old...
This is a great community.  I really learned a lot from everyone, the articles were a great source of insight about many issues affecting IT.  I hope to continue to contribute more at our new site.
eethtworkz   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:42:58 AM
Re: Out with the old...
Damian,

I can't tell you how much I share exactly your very same emotions here.

Its a sad-sad time.

My Virtual Self which was strongly integrated with E2 is now Crying...

Farewell E2,

We will miss you!

 
eethtworkz   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:45:44 AM
Re: Out with the old...
Pedro,

I also hope to join the ENtire E2 Team there.

I am sure that community will also be a massive hit but will still miss E2 enormously.

 
Sudha N Bharadwaj   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 1:05:30 PM
So E2 is going places...HAPPY
Thanks to each and everyone here including the Editors - Susan, Curt, Sara and of course Dave, the CIOs, bloggers, moderators, IT professionals and sponsor, Dell. The entire community is off to discover a brave new world, it seems. Glad to join you all as we march onwards. The party spirit of E2 can only spread more happiness at IW and Tech Page One. I noticed the ripples there already. Speak of eating the cake and having it too! 
vnewman   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 1:26:00 PM
Re: So E2 is going places...HAPPY

Thanks to each and everyone here including the Editors - Susan, Curt, Sara and of course Dave, the CIOs, bloggers, moderators, IT professionals and sponsor, Dell.


@Sudha - well-said!

All good things must come to an end, but here's to new beginnings!
Joe Stanganelli   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/1/2014 3:51:05 AM
Re: So E2 is going places...HAPPY
I too am actually excited about Dell's Tech Page One.  I've already seen some really interesting content there that I've missed elsewhere among the many -- many -- tech sites I check.
nasimson   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 9:07:53 PM
migrating the content
Thanks Eds for keeping us posted. But what about the old content? I would request if the old content can be migrated, even if its in an archive section. There are some great career tips, radio shows with some very knowledgeable speakers, industry insights ... it would be good if all this remains available & remains searchable.
Hospice_Houngbo   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:23:03 PM
Re: migrating the content
"I would request if the old content can be migrated, even if its in an archive section.."

 

I second that! I think that is possible and it shouldn't be a big problem for the IT team whom I am sure will find a way to do that if they are instructed to. 
Joe Stanganelli   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/1/2014 3:49:15 AM
Re: migrating the content
@Hospice: Fear not.  No matter what ultimately winds up happening to the content, there's always the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.  You can use that to find stuff that was taken offline YEARS ago.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:48:41 PM
Re: migrating the content
@H-H, @Joe: Thanks for that link Joe. Fear not Hospice, our plan is to migrate the content to IWK, though that will take a bit of dev time.
nasimson   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 9:14:41 PM
self-paced professional learning
I recall that I have been with E2 for more than two years. I had some awesome learning experiences: Career tips from CIOs, tech tutorials, vulnerability highlights, neutral reviews on product launches/upgrades, analsysis of new tech. 

E2 became a BIG part of my self-paced professional learning.
tekedge   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 10:48:47 PM
Farewell but not goodbye
We r moving into the bigger pond but will miss E2. Sigh. Change is the only constant
Zaius   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/29/2014 11:47:20 PM
Re: Farewell but not goodbye
I hope everything will lead to a sweeter outcome. I will cherish the the bond that we had in E2 community. I consider it to be a big privilege that I could come in contact with so many genius minds. All the best folks!
Gigi   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 9:30:58 AM
Gigi
Goodbye
Good Bye to E2 and hope we all can meet through the new website.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:46:11 PM
Re: Goodbye
@Gigi: yes, I see you're already there! thanks for joining us and thank you for all your contributions to us here at E2.
impactnow   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 11:21:26 AM
onward and upward
It has truly been an incredible ride over the past four years, as we move to a new home I look forward to the E2 community bringing their unique and insightful perspectives to InformationWeek. Look out here we come!
stotheco   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 12:46:43 PM
Re: onward and upward
Farewell, but not goodbye. The title says it all. The name can be changed, the URL may be different, but the camaraderie remains and the community stays intact. That says a lot about this little gang we've got here. See y'all on InformationWeek!
Joe Stanganelli   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/1/2014 3:47:17 AM
Re: onward and upward
Incidentally, what is happening to the URL?  Once the migration of content presumably happens to IW, will it go up for sale?  Can I buy it?  :)
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:47:44 PM
Re: onward and upward
@Joe: ha! I'll have UBM Tech's lawyers contat you.

LOL
mejiac   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 5:14:49 PM
Re: onward and upward
@impactnow,

To add to your comment,

The rich content that has been shared in all radio and video shows is something that many other similar sites should emulated, since it shows how fare collaborating and sharing insights and opinions can make.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:56:11 PM
Re: onward and upward
@mejiac: Thank you! We are bringing our radio format to IWK, in fact there is a show tomorrow at 2pm EDT about Ageism in IT. You can register for it here:

http://add.vc/g0ci

 
tekedge   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/30/2014 10:37:14 PM
Farewell to E2 but not goodbye
Thank You Sara. It was an amazing informational technology journey. E2 will be missed but am looking forward to the new setup!
kstaron   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 3:16:49 PM
See you there
It's been a good run at E2, and I look foreward to seeing what everyone does over at Information week, which with the E2 staff I'm sure will be the new best IT community on the net. It's going to be strange not coming here anymore where I've logged enough comments to be a platinum member.
LuFu   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 4:39:16 PM
Adieu E2!
Thank you Susan, Sara, Curtis, and Dave - and the entire enlightened E2 community! Always informative, always engaging, and always a fresh edge and viewpoint.

Your presence at Information Week and DarkReading has just upgraded their online stature. Keep it Efficient!
mejiac   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   5/31/2014 5:11:44 PM
Re: Adieu E2!
@Lufu,

"Always informative, always engaging, and always a fresh edge and viewpoint."

I think it's the best set of words to sum up my experience with E2.

As I once had expresed to the site editorial team....being part of the community actually helped me obtain a better job opportunity :)

 
Joe Stanganelli   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/1/2014 3:43:38 AM
Party!
That's a good way to look at it, Susan!  On from one party to the next!  Reminds me of that neverending party from Douglas Adams's Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:49:51 PM
Re: Party!
@Joe: Perfect!
batye   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/1/2014 11:12:15 PM
Bye Guys! Bye E2! Its been an awesome time here.
Bye Guys! Bye E2! Its been an awesome time here. all the best to all :)
Susan Nunziata   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 12:46:58 PM
Re: Bye Guys! Bye E2! Its been an awesome time here.
@Batye: Yes, thank you for all you brought to our site, you will be warmly welcomed at IWK along with all of our E2 friends. See you there!
batye   Farewell to E2, but Not Goodbye   6/2/2014 7:19:40 PM
batye
Re: Bye Guys! Bye E2! Its been an awesome time here.
thank you Susan I do hope to see my old friends and make new friends on - http://www.informationweek.com/it-strategy.asp :)


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