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[News] [Rival] Microsoft paying Forrester and Others for "Independent" (Funded by Microsoft to Deceive)

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft paying Forrester and Others for "Independent" (Funded by Microsoft to Deceive)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:38:48 +0100
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New Independent Study Reveals Enterprises Are Under-Investing In the Protection of Corporate Secrets

,----[ Quote ]
| RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:  
| EMC) and Microsoft (MSFT) today announced 
| the results of a commissioned global survey 
| conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf 
| of RSA and Microsoft, entitled "The Value 
| of Corporate Secrets: How Compliance and 
| Collaboration Affect Enterprise Perceptions 
| of Risk." The survey of 305 IT security 
| decision-makers worldwide revealed that 
| enterprises are investing heavily in 
| compliance and protection against 
| accidental leaks of custodial data (such as 
| customer information), but under-investing 
| in protection against theft of far more 

| valuable corporate secrets.


Another new case of Microsoft security 'study':

Please do not change your password


Only Microsoft boosters (2 sites) covered it:

UW study: Microsoft accounts for 13.6% of Wash. economy


New study says 8.4% of jobs in Wash. state depend on Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| The study, funded by Microsoft, says the 
| company was directly (through employment) 
| and indirectly (through spending by 
| Microsoft and its workers) responsible for 
| 8.4 percent of the state's employment as of 
| 2008, or approximately 267,600 jobs. That 
| was up from approximately 6 percent in 
| 2005, 3.5 percent in 2000, and less than 1 
| percent in 1990, according to the study by 
| UW economics professor Theo Eicher.



Forrester survey discovers that virtually no one uses open source (?!?)

,----[ Quote ]
| Back in 2005, Microsoft was paying Forrester for anti-Linux research. I
| assume that this report, referenced at the top of this post, is more of the
| same. But even in the midst of FUD there is real data that can make
| open-source vendors better.


Commentary: Getting the Facts, Forrester-style

,----[ Quote ]
| Still browsing through Microsoft's Get the Facts campaign website, and I
| think I found one of the primary reasons Microsoft is hammering on
| the "You've already bought us once, why not more?" theme. Take a look at this
| Forrester chart, available here in its original report, posted (and paid for)
| by Microsoft.

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