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Roger Kay Quotes

These are all steps to convince Windows users -- particularly corporate Windows users -- that they can use a Mac with no problem.
Roger Kay
#Convince

What Apple's producing with iPod is the total experience with hardware, software and services. That's the piece none of the other purveyors have figured out: how to make the thing a great experience from soup to nuts.
Roger Kay
#Experience

If you just deliver a new operating system, that's not very interesting. In order to get the necessary jazz, there needs to be other stuff. If partners come out with new form factors, services and applications, they can claim that computing is new and different, and create more buzz.
Roger Kay
#Jazz

With components in abundance, it's not as if there are any kind of spikes on the cost side. In that kind of environment, you're going to see some very aggressive moves by the vendors in order to get that holiday demand up.
Roger Kay
#Abundance

Home buyers want PCs primarily for communications and entertainment. That is, I think, why Media Center functionality is a space that wants to be filled. It's because home users, whether they watch TV with it or not, are entertaining themselves with a PC,
Roger Kay
#Entertainment

The benefit that the user gets is the lower cost that comes from the volume production that Intel can bring.
Roger Kay
#Benefit

The entertainment PC category, which is beginning to take off, is generating products that will capture the consumer's imagination and make their way into mainstream living rooms over the next several years.
Roger Kay
#Beginning

If you can't replace that business immediately, you will be hurt. So it's delicate.
Roger Kay
#Business

Our software forecast went up from 17 percent year-over-year growth to 20 percent, mainly due to Microsoft,
Roger Kay
#Growth

When you go from direct to indirect, the only people who get upset are your own sales force. But if you've got distribution and you go direct, you're competing against the people that help you.
Roger Kay
#Force

You have to ask the child about the red flags. Do you really need an Alienware (gaming) laptop? Do you really need a Webcam? Do you really need a TV tuner?
Roger Kay
#Ask

Rather than becoming a general-purpose computing platform, tablets will settle in as a long-term niche product.
Roger Kay
#Purpose

Inasmuch as there is a market there [manufactures like Gateway] can develop substantially, I think education is it. I'd call it the biggest niche.
Roger Kay
#Education

People talk about the possible reduction of choice. I don't see it that way,
Roger Kay
#Choice

I think one of the key features is the ability to get on the Windows network. That means you're not penalized any more for bringing a Mac into that environment. With Office, you'll even get compatibility at the document level.
Roger Kay
#Ability

I do know that they had people working through Christmas and staying up late,
Roger Kay
#Christmas

Leasing is suited for power users who need to keep up with technology.
Roger Kay
#Power

Although shipment levels in the United States remain depressed, the seasonal pattern appears to be holding, albeit at a lower level than last year. Businesses are spending cautiously, and consumers have still not emerged from their shells, but there is some hope that the worst is behind us,
Roger Kay
#United States

It comes down to almighty money. Consider a $2000 purchase versus a $60 payment. People lease because they don't want to buy -- not because it's a great deal.
Roger Kay
#Money

It's always worrisome when a company has an unsustainable multiple that implies continued growth rates that'll be hard to achieve.
Roger Kay
#Company

There are a fair number of potential acquirers out there, and the one thing Gateway really has is a well-known national brand in the U.S.. A suitor from China wouldn't be out of the question.
Roger Kay
#Potential

Without Wayne, the company would have gone down the tubes.
Roger Kay
#Company

It gives Apple a play in the digital living room that it didn't have before.
Roger Kay
#Living

That's one of the things Compaq bought Digital for, their service organization.
Roger Kay
#Service

They have a different business model. Nonetheless, there is still an overall issue of productivity.
Roger Kay
#Business

With the channel stuffed, the buying flow is smooth, ... Sales will be strong, but that revenue stream goes to the channel distributors, not the manufacturers.
Roger Kay
#Sales

The success of this is critical. The company is currently living on astounding product introductions but it doesn't have a solid core sustainable business beyond its traditional segments.
Roger Kay
#Company

The market's reaching maturity. I see a zero-growth scenario out around 2005 or 2006.
Roger Kay
#Growth

Fears about the slowing U.S. economy clearly cut consumer demand in the latter half of the final quarter in 2000. Moreover, a lack of compelling reasons to buy kept the commercial segment from making up the difference.
Roger Kay
#Economy

After four quarters of subdued buying, consumers in the United States ended the year with a burst of activity, particularly in retail.
Roger Kay
#United States