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Quotes of the week: Trump, tinkering, & the threat of you

“The single biggest threat you’ll face in 2016 is your own people.”

– Corey Nachreiner, CTO of WatchGuard, on what (or who) you should really be worried about next year.


“If we do not up our security game, today’s ‘identity theft’ epidemics will be rapidly eclipsed by ‘ownership theft’ on an even bigger scale.”

– Professor Peter Cochrane OBE, futurologist and former CTO of BT, says identity theft could just be the beginning.


“It is a great time to be a tinkerer…”

– David Bryant, Interim CTO and Vice President of Platform Engineering at Mozilla, thinks the time is now.


“There was great amount of interest at the turn of the century, and now there’s this perception you don’t need it because it’s all going scale-out and cloud. We totally and utterly disagree. We still have workloads dependent on the hardware beneath then. It’s not all Intel. You still have Power and Sparc and GPUs. It’s got to have a lot of automation. IT no longer supports the business… it’s becoming a constraint.”

– Sumerian technical evangelist Stuart Higgins makes a strong case for capacity planning to return to vogue.


“Own the space and rent the spike’ is the commercial model we discuss a lot and use with stores. It’s about peaks and troughs and with any app that is so hugely mission-critical you need infrastructure that can deal with the throughput.”

– Paul Bolt of Rackspace on using data to help out Santa


“We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways. Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.”

– Donald Trump demonstrates dangers of freedom of speech


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