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SearchEnterpriseLinux: LinuxWorld: Small Vendors on Right Track with SMB Focus

Aug 14, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What are your impressions of LinuxWorld so far?

"John H. Terpstra: The LinuxWorld shows over the last five years have been increasingly sedate. There's been a transition from focusing on the geek and developer community to being more focused around business and business opportunity. What seems to be lacking is a clear focus on where the major market opportunity is. Most companies are focused on the top end of the market, on [companies with] 500-plus employees. Out of the 27.6 million businesses in North America, there are 16,500 businesses that employ over 500. The rest are in the SMB [small and midsized business] space and employ between 10 and 50 employees. What's missing is value-added to that marketplace..."

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