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Notable quotes about Marc Benioff, IBM, Microsoft, and others in the software ecosystem

By May 5, 2012Uncategorized

“What I learned from Marc [Benioff] is that most of us walk around with an artificial glass ceiling on what we can accomplish. We find 100 reasons why an idea won’t work. This holds us back from reaching our true potential. What I learned from Marc is to constantly smash that glass ceiling, to take chances and push yourself beyond your comfort level, and tap into a whole new world of possibilities.”
Tien Tzuo, CEO, Zuora
“Assuming she’s [Sandra Kurtzig] successful…she becomes a target for companies like Oracle and SAP to buy (Kenandy) to modernize their manufacturing systems quicker than they could do themselves. Either she’s really successful or she sells it to the one of the big guys and can retire again.”
Donald Feinberg, Gartner analyst
“Prices and business models are being made up now because this [big data] is so fresh and interesting and real time. In 2014 people will say wow — that’s not just interesting, that’s wicked profitable.”
Howard Lindzon, founder of StockTwits
“IBM was the world’s largest deployment of Oracle Siebel applications, and we view this replacement [of SugarCRM] as yet another indication of the pressure on Oracle’s application business.”
Patrick Walravens, JMP Securities analyst
“This is one step in a long process, and we are confident that Motorola will eventually be held to its promise to make its standard essential patents available on fair and reasonable terms for the benefit of consumers who enjoy video on the Web.”
Microsoft statement issued in response to German judge’s decision that Microsoft infringed on Motorola patents
“As the volume of data created exponentially increases and big data’s value is unlocked to greater effect by technological advances we would expect data to start appearing on the balance sheets of companies that begin to realize its value in financial terms. Furthermore, the efficiency and innovation gains generated from data-driven technologies can play a vital role in ensuring the competitiveness of the UK’s goods and services on the global stage ….”
Oliver Hogan, Cebr Head of Microeconomics

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