Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“This is good. This IPO sends a clear signal to the people at Zynga and Facebook. The signal is that it’s time to move forward.”

Ben Holmes, president of IPO research firm, commenting on the blockbuster IPO of Groupon. (WSJ)

“Is it blazingly fast? No. “Is it fast enough? Yes.”

 Karl Freund, VP of Marketing at ARM vendor Calxeda describing his firm’s new EnergyCore server architectures (ServerWatch)


“We’re moving from tens of servers per rack, basically sharing nothing, to thousands of servers per rack sharing everything.”

Glenn Keels, director of marketing in HP’s hyperscale business unit explaining HP’s new Project Moonshot data center effort (InternetNews)


“There is going to be a crowd that is just too cool to use something that looks really slick and there is nothing we can do for them.”

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux defending his company’s new Unity interface (Datamation).


“That’s one of the things in a hesitant market. Some people are more hesitant than others. Some people make different choices than others.”

Ben Verwaayen, Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent on his company’s third quarter earnings call explaining how uncertainty in Europe will affect his business. (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet).


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of, the network for technology professionals.

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