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Over the last three years, we've seen an increasing number of tech IPOs - many from consumer-facing companies that we've long known were headed for an IPO. I'm talking about Facebook , Twitter , Pandora , Yelp , Groupon , Zynga , etc., which most casual observers could see from a mile away. Markets tend to be swayed by sexy consumer offerings; however, we should be paying close attention to the massive shareholder value that is being created by enterprise software companies. Enterprises are building rapidly growing top-lines, which are helping their customers run their businesses more efficiently and profitably.