"I've certainly made thousands of mistakes along the way and I probably would have gone faster in terms of diversifying our portfolio. And I probably would have gone faster in opening up our branch network. But overall it's been a pretty good journey."
Outbound Softcat CEO Martin Hellawell
"We are in a digital transformation era, and I think history will remember the period 2017 to 2020 just like we view the Stone Age and Bronze Age. It's going to change our lives, and the new generation will have a different concept of the quality of life they will live and what information they will have."
Centerprise founder Rafi Razzak reflects on the pace of change in the industry.
"The cashflow issues were brought about predominantly by credit insurers reducing credit limits and HMRC deciding that the informal [payment] agreement didn't work for them and forcing our hand onto a payment. The two combined just meant we had no choice but to put the company into administration."
Misco CEO Alan Cantwell tells CRN that entering the firm into administration was the only option.
"I think this is an isolated incident. In general resellers are doing pretty well at the moment. If you're struggling at the moment you need to look in the mirror."
Mike Norris (left), chief executive of Computacenter on the demise of Misco.
"Here at Currys PC World Business, the news that Misco UK has ceased trading has been met with sadness. For the many dedicated Misco employees this will be a hugely distressing situation. Similarly, the closure of Misco will undoubtedly impact many of their customers - especially those that have been awaiting an order to arrive to allow them to continue to operate their own business. As the UK's biggest technology specialist, we're here to help both Misco's employees and customers during this difficult time."
A Currys PC World Business advert expresses its "sadness" over the demise of Misco as it looks to poach its customers.
"Normally I do not comment on rumors [sic], but the speculation about my future and Uber has become a distraction. So let me make this as clear as I can. I am fully committed to HPE and plan to remain the company's CEO. I am fully committed to HPE and plan to remain the company's CEO."
After being linked with the Uber CEO role, HPE boss Meg Whitman took to Twitter in July to reaffirm her commitment to the vendor…
"Now is the right time for Antonio [Neri] and a new generation of leaders to take the reins of HPE. I have tremendous confidence that they will continue to build a great company that will thrive well into the future."
Meg Whitman in November as she hands the HPE reigns over to Antonio Neri.
"It's the chance of a lifetime from a professional standpoint. In essence I got to watch Meg [Whitman] work - not just Meg but the senior leadership of the company - for three years. I was a fly on the wall."
Working as Meg Whitman's chief of staff was "the chance of a lifetime", Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) channel boss Paul Hunter told CRN.
"Labour voters will be made redundant first if Labour do win and things slow down."
The managing director of reseller Storm Technologies, John Brooker, and the "tongue-in-cheek" email he sent to staff advising them to vote for the Conservatives.
"Ninety-nine per cent of our customers have messaged in and spoke to us last night saying thanks so much for our response to the outage. I've just fed my team because I've just come back in this morning and about 35 to 40 of them did a 25-hour shift because there are still bits and pieces that needed doing."
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones responds after the firm's datacentre outage earlier this month.
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