After having our own stand on the CeBIT for two years, we have decided not to go this year. The reasons are the high cost of stand space, the length of the show and the decreasing number of business visitors. Though I always liked going to the CeBIT, this decision saves me a lot of time, as I don't have to prepare the stand, and will stay at the office during the two weeks that I normally need for the CeBIT. One of the things I will be doing during these weeks is contacting visitors of our stand during the previous years and polling their interest in our products.

On the other hand, I won't be able to roam around to find interesting new products as the Ultra-Mobile PC. But I will try to spot new POS products through press releases and corporate sites, and publish these on the Point Of Sale weblog.

Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers