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

By January 20, 2013Uncategorized

“We’re not saying we’re never going public. This [$800 million recapitalization] was a better path for us, and it would save us some of the hassles of running a public company.”
–      Dave Goldberg, CEO, SurveyMonkey
“We had real issues with how our users shared information, how they expressed their identity and so on. And yeah, [Facebook] is a company that’s strong in that space. But they’re also doing a really bad job on their products.”
–      Larry Page, co-founder and CEO, Google
“I’m convinced that what we really need to fix that is a thermonuclear war among big players on software patents. Eventually they’ll realise (for the few who didn’t yet) that the current status of software patents is against even their own interests and beg for patent reform.”
–          Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian project leader
“Businesses that buy into the oversimplified models to determine the ROI of cloud computing may eventually find out they were way off the mark. They will have invested in cloud technology where they should not have, wasting money and time. Likewise, they won’t have invested in cloud technology where it actually was the better approach for providing strategic benefit. So ignore those simple cloud ROI calculators, . . . . .”
–          David Linthicum, CTO and founder, Blue Mountain Labs
“[I]inside of Canada, it certainly is not at the C-level; that big data discussion is not happening at the CIO level, whereas internationally, it certainly is, more so than Canada. What it implies to me is the Canadian businesses are not viewing data as a strategic asset. It has to be at that level. The leadership of the organization has to be viewing data as a strategic and competitive asset, and we are not doing that as consistently are international companies.”
–       Carl Farrell, executive vice-president of the Americas, SAS Institute

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