Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes
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"It would be disaster if only one or two companies came to control the cloud.... We don't want Amazon or Google becoming the equivalent of Microsoft's Windows. We want a diverse and competitive cloud."
- Michael Nelson, a visiting professor of Internet studies at Georgetown University, warning about the dangers of consolidation in the market of cloud-services providers. (eSecurityPlanet)
"I've never seen a document describing the ROI of restrooms and urinals. There are some things you are going to install because they are important to have in an enterprise."
- JP Rangaswami, CIO of BT Design, a unit of British telecom giant BT, defending the adoption of Enterprise 2.0 technologies. (CIO Update)
"Virtualization is proof CPUs are the wrong size. A virtual machine's job is to carve your CPU up into smaller CPUs. We say why not just buy smaller CPUs?"
- SeaMicro CEO Andrew Feldman, explaining why his company decided to build a Web server based on Intel's Atom processor typically used in netbooks. (ServerWatch)
"The volume of data for business analytics is now so large, diverse and increasingly unstructured that the relational model needs to join all the other technologies from the 70s and 80s as an antique."
- Charlie Silver, CEO of Algebraix Data, a startup that uses advanced mathematics to dramatically improve the performance of extremely large databases. (Fortune)
"The app will exploit the new hardware feature of the new phone, employing the forward-facing camera to transform your iPhone into a crystal clear high definition vanity mirror."
- Zak Tanjeloff, CEO of DLP Mobile, explaining his company's forthcoming Mirror App for the iPhone. (New York Times)