Originally Posted by ldcdc
Hmm... a very interesting and surprising observation Peter. So the 20/80 ratio actually changed during that period of time?
Oh yeah ... did it ever. But like I said ... the industry I was in was totally different than the web hosting ... and has, basically nothing in common with it.
We were in manufacturing & industrial wholesale ... and our customers were in the manufacturing and industrial retail businesses. All industries that usually get impacted first in an economic slow down or a recession.
But in web hosting ... I imagine the costs involved & revenues earned from their 20% of customers would not be impacted in the same way by down turns in the economy. After all ... in web hosting we are probably talking about (and I am guessing) hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars per year. Whereas in the business I was in ... the smaller customers were spending in the upper 10's of thousands of dollars. And the larger customers spent in the upper 100's of thousands and millions of dollars a year.
Really ... no comparison or similarity at all. I should just learn to keep my mouth shut at times hehehehe