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Notable quotes about CloudBees, Smartglasses, Data Monetization and other aspects of the software industry ecosystem

By May 25, 2014Uncategorized
[CloudBees] releasing software many times a day may sound like science fiction, but it’s reality for a growing number of firms. Dramatically reduced cycle time will become the new normal, enabling more direct engagement with customers to deliver high-value experiences. Firms that can’t deliver applications rapidly will find themselves left behind. — Kurt Bittner, principal analyst, Forrester Research

For the Smartglasses user, WiFi is a key enabler, allowing the user to upload HD video (recorded on the device) to video sharing services. As a result we forecast global WiFi-enabled smartglasses penetration of 79 percent in 2015, at 4 million units up from 1.2 million in 2014. While Google is a driving force in Smartglasses today, we have to think Samsung and Apple are also eyeing the segment and will be potential long-term rivals.” — Matt Wilkins, director, Strategy Analytics

The Internet of Things is real. We are looking at 20 billion connections across our ecosystem. … And the bad guys are around the corner. And it’s not just the bad guys outside of our companies, it’s the bad guys inside, and it’s even bad programmers, that leave the company after they do things you didn’t know they did, and still leave holes in your company. The question is, what are we going to do about it? — Robert Strickland, co-founder, Digital Nexus

Data ought to be a balance sheet asset. I really believe that’s true. Data will drive new businesses. How do you value it accurately? I don’t think we know the answer to that question yet. … How can we monetize that data? That monetization really amounts to a valuation of that data. — Mike Olson, COO, Cloudera

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