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Notable quotes about Cisco, Microsoft, Google and others in the software industry ecosystem

By November 3, 2013Uncategorized

It’s promising that alternative client data-driven technologies are being developed, but nobody is quite there yet. — Mark Hookey, founder and CEO, DeMyst Data
We set an objective of 25 APIs. The reason we did that is not because if you build it they will come, but if you build it you know how to build it. And so we knew if we went ahead and went that full cycle of building APIs, we would know how to do it, we’d be ready for the marketplace. — Kevin Flowers, CTO, Coca Cola Enterprises
We’re evaluating Office 365 and Google Apps, and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of both products. Microsoft has made great strides with Office 365. The sleeping giant awoke two years ago. … We have seen a major shift in the maturity of Microsoft’s cloud-based products. They seem to be gaining a lot of traction.— Douglas Menefee, CIO, Schumacher Group
As much as Cisco and Microsoft like to talk about their differences, they have very similar architectures. — Kevin Kieller, a partner at enableUC
I was in venture capital for more than 25 years. The industry has been very reluctant to seek out some of these smaller high-growth opportunities. In fact, the practice has been to tell companies that have a lot of potential that they need to move to Silicon Valley. I think this has constrained returns because there are too many dollars chasing the same deal. Now we’re seeing that the most entrepreneurial of the venture capitalists are breaking out of the herd mentality. — Karen Mills, former founding partner and managing director of Solera Capital and former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, achieve 35 percent higher return on investment, and, when venture-backed, bring in 12 percent higher revenue than male-owned tech companies. — a study cited by Bloomberg BusinessWeek

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