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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Cannot Compete Online, So Media Blitz Starts

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Cannot Compete Online, So Media Blitz Starts
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:17:32 +0000
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Losing over $2,000,000,000 per year...

Hey Microsoft, Get Out of the Cloud

,----[ Quote ]
| Why isn't Microsoft trying to derail cloud 
| computing? That's what I would be doing it its 
| position. It should think about killing 
| Hotmail on a whim and saying, "there's your 
| cloud computing. Look what happened!" That, 
| ultimately, is the real issue with the cloud. 
| It's not like your shrink wrapped software or 
| even a stand alone download software package, 
| which you essentially own and control. What 
| would happen if Microsoft killed Hotmail? What 
| would users do?
| [...]
| From the beginning Microsoft was a company 
| that enabled the individual PC user. Now it 
| talks about the cloud like everyone else. 
| Microsoft really needs to rethink its 
| approach. 



Consumers led enterprise to the cloud 

,----[ Quote ]
| During a parliament-sponsored debate in 
| Westminster this morning, Stephen McGibbon, 
| regional technology officer for Microsoft in 
| Europe, claimed the cloud is now the trend on 
| everyone's lips because of the wide adoption 
| in the consumer market. 


SMBs see 30% rise in revenue from cloud computing

,----[ Quote ]
| In a new Microsoft survey, SMB organisations 
| are linking rises in revenue to the use of 
| cloud-based managed services. Services such as 
| e-mail and website hosting are proving 
| increasingly popular among small business 
| owners as they look to increase productivity 
| without increasing overheads. 


No liability?

Cloud providers shrug off liability for security

,----[ Quote ]
| Businesses signing up for standard cloud 
| services should not expect the provider to 
| accept liability for data breaches and other 
| security incidents, Microsoft and others have 
| said.
| At a Cloud Law Summit in London on Wednesday, 
| Microsoft's head of legal, Dervish Tayyip, 
| said the company would not provide financial 
| guarantees against data-protection issues on 
| cloud contracts.


More Intel collusion? Collude much?

Intel and Microsoft Tap FedScoop for Online Cloud Computing Campaign

,----[ Quote ]
| Today, FedScoop announced that Intel and 
| Microsoft will be sponsoring an educational 
| campaign focused on the present and future 
| possibilities of cloud computing called, 
| "Minds in the Cloud." Each week, for 25 weeks, 
| new High Definition (HD) interviews of 
| influential technologists from the government, 
| non-profit, and private sectors discussing 
| their views on the importance of the cloud 
| will be posted to mindsinthecloud.org.



Cloud over the IT world in 2010? â Survey results & what next for Windows?

,----[ Quote ]
| So what of Windows?  Could its closed source
| nature be eventually the death of it?  Quite
| possibly, one only has to look at the wealth
| of FOSS projects that are providing
| alternative solutions to many of Microsoft
| products.  Even Microsoft themselves are
| alleged to use GPL code (and allegedly violate
| it albeit by a third party)
| Remember Mr Ballmerâs cancer comment in
| regards to Linux?
|     Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in
|     an intellectual property sense to
|     everything it touches
| But then should we really pay any attention to
| him? he was alleged afterall to also say that
| Google was a house of cards and iPhone had no
| chance of getting a significant market share.
| I bring this up since GoogleOS is built on
| Linux so its rather relevant that the first
| âmainstreamâ steps of this concept are being
| taken by that which Mr Ballmer seems to have a
| low opinion of.  Talking of cancer and IP,  I
| wonder if he would like to retract that since
| Microsoft China are alleged to have taken code
| from another companies product and attempted
| to use it as their own.  For more information
| on this, read the article here.

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