Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“The majority of this impairment charge is linked to serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations that occurred prior to HP’s acquisition of Autonomy and the associated impact on the expected financial performance of the business over the long term.”

 HP CEO Meg Whitman on her company’s $8.8 billion writedown on Autonomy (ServerWatch)


“I’ve been privileged to lead one of the world’s greatest companies.”

Intel CEO Paul Otellini announcing he is retiring after nearly 40 years working for Intel (Intel)


“When you’re a one-product company, it’s very easy to execute. It’s see a bear, shoot a bear.”

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff during his company’s third quarter fiscal 2013 earnings call (EnterpriseAppsToday)

“We think that for a midmarket that really has relatively little interest in how networks are built and just wants to easily consume the network, this is an ideal solution.”

Rob Soderbery, senior vice president of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group discussing his company’s $1.2 Billion acquisition of Meraki (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


 “Quite frankly one of the ways to protect against adversaries is to actually protect what they are after”

Allan Kessler, CEO of Vormetric (eSecurity Planet)

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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