Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week


“Workforce reductions are never easy. They adversely impact people’s lives, but in this case, they’re absolutely critical for the long-term health of the company.”

 HP CEO, Meg Whitman announcing massive layoff at HP during the company’s earnings call (Datamation).


“Cisco will no longer invest in the Cisco Cius tablet form factor, and no further enhancements will be made to the current Cius endpoint beyond what’s available today.”

Cisco abandons its Android tablet after slow adoption (InternetNews)


“We don’t think there will be a massive adoption of Windows 8 by corporations early on.”

Dell CEO, Michael Dell commenting during his company’s earnings call about prospects for Window 8 in the enterprise (ServerWatch)


“Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cell phone.”

Google CEO, Larry Page announced the formal closing of his company’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility (EnterpriseMobileToday)


 “Because of open source, we just get a huge boom for free and if it works with open source than there is a 99.999 percent chance it works with our commercial controller as well.”

Big Switch Networks co-founder, Kyle Forster explains how his company’s OpenFlow controller has gained adoption (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)




Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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