The enterprise software market features massive players like SAP and Oracle and customers that are beginning to question their license fees. Can enterprise software companies count on ever-increasing maintenance revenue streams. The enterprise software field is massive and includes Microsoft, IBM, BMC Software, CA and dozens of other players both large and small.
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ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the rumors swirling around Apple buying Twitter for $700 million. Diaz says the gossip is less about Apple and more about the tech press' hunger for some details about the microblogging service's revenue model.
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Drew Martin, CIO of Sony Electronics, speaks to ZDNet Editor in Chief, Larry Dignan about how IT is facilitating product development at the consumer electronics giant. Martin also shares his views on what the company is doing to get an edge on the likes of Nintendo and Apple in the competitive electronics space.
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At the TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable in Mountain View, Calif., Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, explains why he thinks Microsoft's entry into the business will bring validation to the cloud. Many CTOs, he says, still need to be convinced that using software as a service will save them money and move their companies toward the future. Moderator: Steve Gillmor, editor of TechCrunchIT.
Dan Darling, CIO of Turner Broadcasting System, says that the company's most important technology is telepresence. Through teleconferencing, they have been able to build a new facility in Buenos Aires with much more collaboration between the divisions' saving money and speeding up the process.