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12:25 Feb 20, 2012
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / cloud computing
English term or phrase:we weren’t invited to the party
At the Goldman Sachs conference, VMware CFO Mark Peek was more diplomatic. Peek said that Citrix and VMware often occupy different spaces in the industry.
Peek was asked about comments from Citrix CFO David Henshall, who speaking at the Goldman conference noted that the company isn’t invited to go toe-to-toe VMware on the virtualization front. When Citrix and VMware both battle for the same customer, Henshall was confident about his company’s chances.
Peek said he could say the same thing about Citrix, which was portrayed as being more about thin clients and desktop virtualization. VMware is in desktop virtualization, but Citrix has a large installed base.
“Citrix has a significant installed base and I think ***there are a lot of deals where we probably don’t know that we weren’t invited to the party because — and it’s also a different buyer***,” said Peek.
there are a lot of deals where we probably don’t know because (that) we weren’t invited to the party — and it’s also a different buyer
(在这里作者误用了“because that＂的语法结构。“because that”里的 that引导的是名词子句，而作者误将它当作引导形容词子句的关系代名词来使用。或许是新出现的用法吧１）
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Explanation: I think there are a lot of deals where we probably don’t know that we weren’t invited to the party because — and it’s also a different buyer.