Sound Bites from the IT industry
This is a list of soundbites reputed to be from famous and ordinary people within the IT world, sometimes fun, sometimes serious but always a good read. All words are faithfully reproduced from the worlds printed, video and audio media - we didn't write them!
"Pick something you are passionate about. We never thought we would
have a big business when we started. We just thought software was fun."
"Finally took the plunge and installed a workstation running Vista
Business. 1. Software incompatibility - big issue. 2. Froze both of our
servers (Windows 2003) - big issue. 3. Will not write a folder even though
I have effective privileges of an administrator - big issue".
The network is no longer just about moving IP and Ethernet packets from
A to B. It will play a more active role in accelerating the application.
"I'm quite an ordinary person, so the good news is that this does
happen to ordinary people who work on things that happen to work out like
"Just as any self-respecting Maoist would not step out in public
without a copy of the Little Red Book, anyone in step with the Zeitgeist
will be clutching an iPod in 2004."
"There are few if any, customers that think we are a Sun-only shop."
"The reality is that most larger customers have certain standards.
They will use IBM for one thing, Sun for another and HP for something
"Development of the wireless enterprise has been slow. But we expect
to see more committment from chief information officers in 2004."
"First of all you had half the net companies going bust. Then WAP;
I mean where's that now? You got picture messaging that doesnt work and
3G hardly looks like a success. It's difficult not to be cynical."
"As equipment depreciates, people decide it's a dumb decision to
buy another core PBX. People expect there will be future services that
will require voice and data integration."
"Eventually, IP telephony will prevail and the traditional PBX will
be a museum piece."
"Broadband is no longer an obstacle, but a solution."
"A someone who named their first kid Maverick, I never believe in
doing things the way they've been done before."
"The business case for flexible working is beginning to prove itself
and the technology can deliver."
"Being able to work quietly and industriously at home, with the
aid of a VPN can help employees avoid the distractions posed by today's
open plan office culture."
"Universal service is about ensuring the affordability and accessibility
of basic communication services. Broadband has a way to go yet before
it is as widely used as voice telephony."
"We've got to give the IT department the assurance that their software
will be reliable and secure
"Young people will be the inventors, consumers and business leaders
of the future internet and
"It was a private network that snowballed once enough users came
on board. The internet grew
"In a system as global as the internet, a single government may
not be the most apporpriate
"If people had been aware of the internet's potential upfront, it's
unlikely that commercial
"Sharing knowledge is not part of Western culture"
"We've always said it was license or litigate"
"I thought the two Joes, McCarthy and Stalin were dead. But little
did I know that they're both alive and well and running the Record Industry
Association of America."
" The net has turned into a procrastination apparatus."
"Software spending is good. It shows that we could produce some
giants in the
"Wireless technology will bring another 5 billion people on the
"WiFi in the enterprise is on the way to becoming a common sense
tool to drive
"There is still real innovation at the small end of the market,
"I saw that email was insidiously invading Phones4U so I banned
"No one knows whether you are a dog, a terrorist, a paedophile or
just a very insecure
"Ted, Let me explain revenue: It's like your embezzlement, but its
directed at customers."
"I can see a situation where you will never need to leave the browser....we're
"In the business market there is the concept of the full-service
"The problem with intranets the company wide closed version of the
"There are several misconceptions doing the rounds. I've even heard
that we are
Until now the intranet has been 'rather like an unfinished house. It
"It can take IT departments months to come up with custom written
"Most of the intranets being built are DIY, as IT departments have
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