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We need a Black Friday for enterprise technology

If you work in enterprise technology, you’re probably in the middle of a furious “race to the finish” of sales right about now. Here’s a modest proposal to fix the Q4 crunch.

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The 10 largest tech IPOs of 2012

Facebook may have been the IPO that people everywhere anticipated and then lamented, but 2012 was largely defined by a series of stellar public debuts by enterprise software markers.

Cool private companies: 3 software firms making a splash (and cash)

As a software securities analyst, Richard Davis spends 200 days a year on the road visiting software companies. He goes to public companies such as Oracle and Salesforce.com, but he also visits up-and-coming software companies he thinks will go public in the near future. In his new column, Davis is going to talk about some candidates he thinks may be ripe for the IPO class of 2012 or 2013.