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Retooling the Infrastructure of Your Company

John Thompson, Symantec Corporation

Slow down in capital spending has had a profound effect on the enterprise software companies, says Thompson. Symantec has made tremendous investments to retool infrastructure of the company in the last 2 years to scale the business. This story is being replayed time and time again in the valley, he says. With capital spending decreasing, companies are adopting new models – software as a service. There is no right answer and model; it is a function of the nature of the business you are in, he notes.