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Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week - Dec. 27th 2013

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    December 27, 2013

 "We take this matter very seriously and are working with law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice." 

-Gregg Steinhafel, Target chairman, president and CEO (eWEEK)



"I know we got a lot of criticism when we bought Sun and we have gone through this transition where we had a growing hardware business, Engineered Systems, and a shrinking hardware business, Commodity Systems as we shied away from Commodity Systems in trying to be competitive in that marketplace"

- Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle (Datamation




"The ability of the United States to combat threats from state rivals, terrorists and weapons proliferators depends on the acquisition of foreign intelligence information from a broad range of sources and through a variety of methods"

-Liberty and Security in a Changing World Presidential report on U.S Surveillance reform (InternetNews)



"We see that in a lot of labs where people are building wearables, they are using Ubuntu. It may well be that Ubuntu is at the heart of some of those efforts. For now though, our focus is the phone and tablet and the convergence with the PC."

-Mark Shuttleworth, founder Ubuntu Linux (eWEEK)


"Cisco’s acquisition of Collaborate supports our goal of driving market leadership in collaboration"

-Hilton Romanski, senior vice president of Global Corporate Development at Cisco, (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)



Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week - December 13, 2013

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    December 13, 2013

"I think that people self-limit. The number one thing is people should just keep trying, did you try yesterday? Did you try today? It takes a lot of mental exertion to innovate."

-Elon Musk speaking at Dell World 2013 (Datamation)



"If you see Tor activity and actually don’t use Tor at all, that’s probably the moment to make a manual inspection of the machine" 

-Kaspersky Lab expert Dmitry Bestuzchev commenting on new Zeus malware variant (eWEEK)



"If you don't bring out new high-end products on a regular basis, then you become like many of my IT peers, which is less and less relevant"

-John Chambers at Cisco's 2013 Financial Analyst Summit (Enterprise Networking Planet)



"Really, Google can't help but break people's privacy. It is the foundation of their $40 billion dollar a year advertising business despite the fact that we now know for certain that it can and is being leveraged by at least one set of government actors."

-Robert rSnake Hansen, security researcher and director of product management at WhiteHat Security (eWEEK)


"RHEL 7 is going to be awesome"

-Brian Stevens, CTO at Red Hat (ServerWatch)


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week - Dec. 6th 2013

By Sean Michael Kerner   |    December 06, 2013



"Losing your wallet.dat file is like losing your actual wallet stuffed with cash—if it's gone, you likely won't see that money ever again."

-Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at CrowdStrike, talking about Bitcoin security (eWEEK)


"There is a practical point to security, which is how easy it is to fix things, and on that point I think containers win hands down"

-Ben Golub, CEO of Docker (eSecurity Planet)


"With Steam OS and Steam machines coming soon, Linux Foundation membership will help Valve maximize its investment in Linux long term."

-Jim Zemin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation (InternetNews)


"We are going to be able to add several billion more devices onto the Internet, realizing that IPv6 has more address space then there are atoms composing the entire Earth."
-David Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco (Enterprise Networking Planet)



"But the devil will be in the detail of the court's opinion"
-Mark Lemley, a patent law expert at Stanford Law School,  commenting to the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on patent reform (Reuters)




Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist