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Re: Microsoft loose another 100 - 300 THOUSAND exchange seats.

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Tuesday 19 Jan 2010 04:41 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Monday:
>>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>>> High Plains Thumper espoused:
>>>>> I found a similar article at:
>>>>> http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/01/14/panasonic_ibm_lotuslive_contract/
>>>>> It is about time.  I don't know of too many admins who are fond
>>>>> of Exchange.  Some decry the day their company dropped Unix
>>>>> mail server for Exchange.  And for a good reason.
>>>> How the world turns around - now IBM are the good guys :-)
>>> I guess it takes a monopoly to overcome a monopoly.  :-)
>> Not when it comes to software patents.
> Well, I must admit that a Canadian company did put Microsoft on the spot
> for nicking their XML scheme.
>>> Companies are looking to trim costs to remain competitive.  Problem
>>> is IMO, managing a Microsoft based infrastructure is more costly
>>> than internal cloud computing infrastructure and diskless Internet
>>> terminals, terminals which are basically plug-n-play.  (One craps
>>> out, replace the terminal, switch on, back in business.)
>>> All software resides on the servers, which is much easier to
>>> manage.
>> Harder.  For the user, that is.
> It depends on the user's function.  For regular office automation, I can
> see going to server based software.  Even CAD can be done through server
> with the right hardware mix.
> Ernie Ball put it that the user would get the software they need to do
> their job.  If an Internet browser was not an inherent part of their
> job, they did not get it access, boosted productivity.

If the employer runs the server, then it's OK. 

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