Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes
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"Video is the next market transition in our personal lives and in our business lives."
- Cisco CEO John Chambers, announcing his company's new home telepresenceunit. (VoIP Planet)
"We had 15 years of relative peace where everyone had their own patches and you had all these wonderful camps and coalitions. Now these guys need to keep driving top-line revenues and market share, and the only way to do that is through acquisitions and getting into somebody else's business."
- James Alexander, senior vice-president of Info-Tech Research Group, commenting on the growing competition among HP, Oracle, Cisco, IBM and other big tech firms. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
"Protection of intellectual property will increase exports, it will create jobs. Lack of protection is a threat to our businesses, a threat to our consumers and it is an issue that unites labor and business, it unites small and large companies, it unites Democrats and Republicans."
- Victoria Espinel, U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator, speaking on the eve of the release of the final draft of a major multinational trade agreement aimed at curbing piracy. (Datamation)
"Where does it make sense to implement EEE? The answer is on as many links as you can. Any link that has a copper interface where you put EEE, you can save energy, so the more the better."
- Wael Diab, vice-chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group and a technical director with Broadcom, touting the new IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard. (Enterprise Networking Planet)
"There is by definition a loss of control, but we choose to look at it in the positive as enabling us to talk to people. It's a dialogue that allows us to reach out to new people and have an exchange of ideas."
- Judy Hu, General Electric's global executive director for Advertising and Branding, discussing the company's investment in social media campaigns. (Fast Company)
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