11 times Computacenter's straight-talking CEO told it like it is

Doug Woodburn
clock • 9 min read

Mike Norris has refused to pull his punches in CRN interviews down the years. Here we round up 11 of his top zingers from the last decade...

Computacenter's notoriously straight talking CEO Mike Norris has come out with some of the most brutally honest, no-nonsense quotes down the years. Here we round up 11 zingers from the last decade....

11) Cooking up a storm

Soundbite:

"I decided I wanted to move to this area 20 years ago. I drove into the area on a Sunday and saw a house being built, which is the one I'm standing in now. I thought ‘yeah I'll buy that', but then I thought ‘No, don't be hasty', and I spent the next four months looking at all the houses that were up for sale, until I came back and bought this one. It's a bit like that, really." 

What was he talking about?

In October 2018, Computacenter dramatically expanded its US presence by acquiring FusionStorm.

Talking to CRN following the deal, Norris admitted that Computacenter had looked at "a lot of companies" in the US before eventually concluding FusionStorm - with which it was rumoured to have struck up a dialogue a year earlier - was the best fit.

No nonsense rating: 6/10

See following page for Norris' abrupt one-liner on an outgoing opposite number...

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