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Notable quotes about Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and others in the software ecosystem

By April 28, 2012Uncategorized

“Three of the largest IT companies building their business around the cloud — Amazon, Apple and Microsoft — are all rapidly expanding without adequate regard to the source of electricity, and rely heavily on dirty energy to power their clouds. Yahoo and Google both continue to lead the sector in prioritizing access to renewable energy in their cloud expansion ….”
Gary Cook, senior IT policy analyst, Greenpeace International
“Without complete knowledge of their software assets, companies tend to over buy. Over 60 per cent of software bought falls under this category.”
Lizum Mishra, director India, BSA
“Open-source software lays the groundwork for practically all of cloud computing.”
Jay Lyman, 451 Research analyst
“Poor user satisfaction and user uptake are the primary reasons that IT desktop virtualization projects fail. To maximize the likelihood of virtualization success, all VDI projects should be supported with a thorough assessment of users’ current application usage and likelihood of success.”
Maxine Polte, vice president of Product Management, Flexera Software
“Now with Google creating a new way to keep hostile activists at bay, we’ve got another Silicon Valley invention, except this one may actually backfire. Like so much else at Google, maybe they should have kept this one in ‘beta’ a while longer.”
Herb Greenberg, business journalist, referring to Google creating a third class of stock, with no voting powers
“To see for myself how our ‘Made in Qatar’ technology is being used in Italy is a very important moment for me. It shows how our long-term investment for Qatar in science and technology is starting to bear fruit. We have a vision to make our name on the global map of research and science, and to share our innovations with the rest of the world.”
Her Highness, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
“Businesses that are thinking that way are planning for the future.”
Ben Lerer, manager of the venture capital firm Lerer Ventures, who says he prefers to back companies that build services for mobile first and the Web second

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