Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week


“Once they get your money, they don’t care and they still won’t give you back your data.”

Kevin Haley, director, Symantec Security Response explaining why not to pay ransomware demands (eSecurityPlanet


“While I won’t say there no case in which we would not entertain an M&A offer, I will say that we’re focused on building a business that doesn’t grow up to be sold to IBM, but gets to grow up to be IBM.”

Mike Olson CEO of Hadoop vendor Cloudera (EnterpriseAppsToday)

 “Brocade is in a position to wield a software strategy with great aggression,”

Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta, a company that was acquired by Brocade this week (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)

“Now I know you do not have it in you to stand up and admit what you did, so I will now make you my ‘hobby.,Ask around you will find out that I like to work on my hobbies.”

Cisco vice president Mike Quinn, in a memo challenging a Cisco memo leaker to come forward (Wired)


“So, the end result was that 30,000+ of the most active and fired-up volunteers were wandering around confused and frustrated when they could have been doing anything else to help.”

John Ekdahl, Jr., a Web developer and Romney volunteer detailing the massive technical failures of the Republican Orca program (Ace of Spades HQ)


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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