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Notable quotes about Microsoft, Facebook, SAP and others in the software ecosystem

By November 11, 2012Uncategorized

I think he [Mark Zuckerberg] has the right motivations. I don’t think the Facebook [IPO] problem was Mark Zuckerberg. I think it was all the other people around him.”
–         John Sculley, former Apple CEO
“Microsoft, as of the close of its most recent quarter, was sitting on $66.6 billion in cash, equivalents and short-term investments — enough to swallow up both Nokia and Nvidia. Will these deals happen? Hard to say for sure, but it’s a good bet they’re at least under discussion as Microsoft moves closer to the Apple model.”
–       Paul McDougal, Editor at Large, InformationWeek
“We tend to see ourselves as way ahead in enterprise mobility. There aren’t any big players out there ahead of us in enterprise mobility. We never say no to things. We will look at tuck-in acquisitions and in many cases partner.”
–          Sanjay Poonen, head of SAP’s mobile division
“Everything in the world is generating data. Microsoft has so many points of presence, with Windows, Internet Explorer, Skype, Bing and other things, that they could do a lot. Analyzing vast amounts of data could be a big business for them.”
–          David Smith, senior analyst, Gartner
“Companies are developing hybrid clouds that mix private and public clouds. It’s a good idea. But it creates a lot of incompatible technologies, especially in storage.”
–       Scott Crenshaw, SVP of strategy and CMO, Acronis
“The real Silicon Valley attracts the best talent from around the world. While we [Ireland’s tech hub] are bringing in high quality staff from overseas it is clear the best of the best still gravitate to California.”
–          Article in Independent.ie

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