Interop 2012 conference: Overheard from attendees Staff

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“People need to remember that Office 365 is as much an operations decision as a financial one.”
—Nicolas Blank, infrastructure architect and Exchange MVP/MCM, at the Microsoft Exchange Conference

“Enterprise software is a racket, and we are suckers.”
—Ben Fried, CIO at Google, maker of PaaS and SaaS technology, as part of his Interop keynote

“BYOD and the consumerization of IT—where do I start? This is a nightmare for CIOs. We have been beaten into supporting and allowing devices that we do not own.”
—Gregory Smith, CIO, Pew Charitable Trusts, at Interop

“We can make devices extremely secure by making our users’ lives miserable.”
—Michael Finneran, dBrn Associates, at Interop

“When you write a policy, it has to be in English. Legalese is not English.”
—Brian Katz, director of mobile engineering, Sanofi, at Interop

“User profile management is becoming the belle of the ball.”
—J. Tyler Rohrer, co-founder of Liquidware Labs, discussing VDI at Interop

“The implementation of cloud today is where virtualization was three years ago … not everyone is jumping on the bandwagon on day one.”
—Jeff Anders, director, solution management, SAP, at Interop

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