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Notable quotes about IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and others in the software ecosystem

By August 26, 2012Uncategorized

“[IBM is] in the big leagues. IBM generated about $25 billion of software revenue last year. Oracle, meanwhile, known as a software company, generated only $26 billion–and the majority of that was for updated licenses and “support ….”
Henry Blodget, co-founder, CEO and editor-In chief of Business Insider,
“Social enterprise is achieving so much but it is still in its relative infancy. We will not let it be destroyed by [Salesforce.com] people who want to appropriate our name for private profit.”
Peter Holbrook, chief executive, Social Enterprise UK
“Apple will sell a lot of products, but I suspect that their reign … won’t last for more than another few years. These products can be imitated and they will be imitated.”
Richard Sylla, professor of financial history at New York University’s Stern School of Business
“[G]reat developers and open-source software go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the more you can convince a great developer that your company believes in open-source, the more likely you are to recruit great developers in a highly competitive hiring environment.”
Jolie O’Dell, VentureBeat reporter