Steve Mills Quotes

Top Quotes & Sayings by Steve Mills Show picture quotes only Steve Mills “By combining our software and consulting expertise, IBM is helping clients unlock the real value of their business information.” Steve Mills #Business #Consulting #Expertise #Information #Software #Value Steve Mills “They're [Microsoft] offering a relatively simple point-to-point connection set of offerings that is clearly not a preferred style for enterprise-class integration, ... Can it be used at the departmental level? Sure. But it's not going to be the enterprise integration architecture running hundreds, if not thousands, concurrent applications.” Steve Mills #Connection #Style Steve Mills “It's not the preferred style for enterprise-class operation.” Steve Mills #Class #Style Steve Mills “IBM realizes many billions of dollars a year from these relationships,” Steve Mills #Relationships Steve Mills “We don't generally think that defensive plays are all that satisfying, because they tend to be somewhat short-lived, ... You get myopic when you decide you have to do something that's purely defensive in nature.” Steve Mills #Defensive #Generally #Lived #Plays #Satisfying #Short #Somewhat #Tend #Think Steve Mills “We are seeing a 40- to 60-percent improvement in the total cost of user productivity.” Steve Mills #Improvement #Productivity Steve Mills “They're offering a relatively simple point-to-point connection.” Steve Mills #Connection Steve Mills “I don't think Jim has any regrets about the contract with Allan. He deserved it. We felt good about what he delivered as a basketball player, as well as a person. In pro sports, having players who stand for positive things, that's worth something to your business.” Steve Mills #Contract #Deserved #Felt #Good #Jim #Regrets #Think Steve Mills “In the last five years, we accumulated the stuff that we needed to do this. We knew that the big issue in business would be how to address the use of information to transform businesses.” Steve Mills #Accumulated #Big #Five #Knew #Needed #Stuff Steve Mills “About 99.9 percent of everything the customers call in on is an existing problem and you can give them the answer you have already come up with for that particular issue.” Steve Mills #Call #Customers #Existing #Percent #Problem Steve Mills “Some of these guys get way full of themselves and way out in front, and that creates a set of expectations that go unfulfilled,” Steve Mills #Creates #Front #Full #Guys #Set #Themselves Steve Mills “[Pine says his customers are staying away from their 4.6 platforms for now because they are stable and instead upgrading their troublesome Windows 95 and 98 clients. Lotus says no matter when the cut-off date customers will not be left on a dead end.] The end of support is misunderstood, ... We continue to provide support for older releases, but at some point you put a line of demarcation down and say this is where we are no longer going to do code fixes and changes, and you have to move forward if you want to be a 100 percent current.” Steve Mills #Customers #Instead #Pine #Platforms #Says #Stable #Staying Steve Mills “The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger,” Steve Mills #Applications #Larger #Microsoft #Oracle #Surrounding #Vendor Steve Mills “The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger,” Steve Mills #Applications #Larger #Microsoft #Oracle #Surrounding #Vendor Steve Mills “The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger,” Steve Mills #Applications #Larger #Microsoft #Oracle #Surrounding #Vendor Steve Mills “The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger.” Steve Mills #Applications #Larger #Microsoft #Oracle #Surrounding #Vendor Steve Mills “The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger.” Steve Mills #Applications #Larger #Microsoft #Oracle #Surrounding #Vendor Steve Mills “The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger.” Steve Mills #Applications #Larger #Microsoft #Oracle #Surrounding #Vendor

Steve Mills


“By combining our software and consulting expertise, IBM is helping clients unlock the real value of their business information.”

Steve Mills


“They're [Microsoft] offering a relatively simple point-to-point connection set of offerings that is clearly not a preferred style for enterprise-class integration, ... Can it be used at the departmental level? Sure. But it's not going to be the enterprise integration architecture running hundreds, if not thousands, concurrent applications.”

Steve Mills


“It's not the preferred style for enterprise-class operation.”

Steve Mills


“IBM realizes many billions of dollars a year from these relationships,”

Steve Mills


“We don't generally think that defensive plays are all that satisfying, because they tend to be somewhat short-lived, ... You get myopic when you decide you have to do something that's purely defensive in nature.”

Steve Mills


“We are seeing a 40- to 60-percent improvement in the total cost of user productivity.”

Steve Mills


“They're offering a relatively simple point-to-point connection.”

Steve Mills


“I don't think Jim has any regrets about the contract with Allan. He deserved it. We felt good about what he delivered as a basketball player, as well as a person. In pro sports, having players who stand for positive things, that's worth something to your business.”

Steve Mills


“In the last five years, we accumulated the stuff that we needed to do this. We knew that the big issue in business would be how to address the use of information to transform businesses.”

Steve Mills


“About 99.9 percent of everything the customers call in on is an existing problem and you can give them the answer you have already come up with for that particular issue.”

Steve Mills


“Some of these guys get way full of themselves and way out in front, and that creates a set of expectations that go unfulfilled,”

Steve Mills


“[Pine says his customers are staying away from their 4.6 platforms for now because they are stable and instead upgrading their troublesome Windows 95 and 98 clients. Lotus says no matter when the cut-off date customers will not be left on a dead end.] The end of support is misunderstood, ... We continue to provide support for older releases, but at some point you put a line of demarcation down and say this is where we are no longer going to do code fixes and changes, and you have to move forward if you want to be a 100 percent current.”

Steve Mills


“The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger,”

Steve Mills


“The ecosystem surrounding all applications vendors, be it Oracle or Microsoft or any other vendor, is many times larger than the revenue of those applications, often a factor of 10 [times] bigger.”

Steve Mills