Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Here’s the beautiful thing about this business; the deals don’t matter to us. We don’t really care about the big deals. It’s just icing on the cake.”

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on his company’s fiscal 2012 earnings call (EnterpriseAppsToday)


“A formula for success here is not having revenue declines of negative 7 percent to 8 percent in constant currency.”

HP CEO Meg Whitman during HP’s earnings call explaining how she plans to turn the company around (ServerWatch)


“The configuration choices are always what causes you problems.”

Chris Weitz, director of Deloitte Consulting’s U.S. technology practice, explaining why his firm is advocating for single vendor networks (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)



“It’s a bit of a new category, being a converged device and experience.”

Jane Silber, CEO of Ubuntu Linux vendor Canonical, announcing the new Ubuntu for Android mobile effort (Datamation)


“Of course, you could also use Apache as a replacement for either nginx or varnish or even replace both with Apache; that’s the power and flexibility that Apache 2.4 provides.”

Jim Jagielski, ASF President and Apache HTTP Server Project Management Committee member explaining why the new Apache 2.4 web server is made of pure awesome (InternetNews)




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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