Have Microsoft lost the plot?

Before you put pen to paper on a topic like this you have to challenge yourself before you make such a bold statement – so note the question mark. Peter Drucker wisely noted, “Business has only two basic functions: marketing and innovation.” High tech is uniquely a product of both. Inbound marketing leads to innovation, or at very least appropriately …

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#Hosting automation for Telco / Carriers – choice is critical for the customer – check out Ensim, Paralells and EMS Cortex

I was holding off on this post until a few things had passed but this is a really important one, its actually vital to how the hosting industry ‘pans’ out within the telco / carrier market – the hosting industry has quite literally gone ‘pete tong’ since the BPOS drive against partners. The market is full of technical ‘diatribe’ – …

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#Hosted Services – the right recipe for growth, prevent the lock in.

The hosted services market has now reached that point of maturity where hosted exchange vendors are ten a penny. Personally I started in this market back in 2003 when margins were ‘rich’ for hosted services like Exchange, SharePoint, BlackBerry etc and subsequently went deeper into the vertical SaaS industry because I saw the writing on the wall. We built the …

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Which flavour cloud – elastic, azure or a bit of apple sir?

Firstly, I have not managed to finish this post. It was only meant to be a quick run down which has just got bigger the more I am thinking about this. Anyway, it’s not a deep technical view more of a pull it into a single page who are the main players and some wildcats. So in no particular order …

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Microsoft 1 Partners 0

Most days I am on my daily commute from my home in Cheshire to deepest London- enough said …. I just fired up the Internet to see what’s going – a really interesting article on the windows7 launch- how Microsoft have made great profits by receiving the full shipping price and the PC vendors are taking the hit with discounts …

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The battle of the big guns ……

Working on this one! In the past 15 years working in the land of information technology, you could see the patterns forming in front of the train. Who was going to take on who, the battle for supremacy in the world of IT services. First a rant that came to mind – I really hate those adverts on TV that …

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