Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’
Microsoft’s popular former channel chief Jon Roskill has a new gig as CEO Acumatica, a cloud ERP vendor focused on SMBs.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman says the marketability of Google’s Chromebook beyond education customers is surprising and could extend into the enterprise. HP’s experience isn’t good news for Microsoft, which is watching its grip of the PC operating system market slip.
Microsoft is taking its rebranded OneDrive cloud storage and file-synchronization service to the next level by preparing a version for business users.
The latest operating system market share numbers are in, and Windows 8.1 barely stepped up. Microsoft is taking notice and reportedly ready for drastic measures to move the needle, including a free versions of Windows 8.1.
Microsoft channel chief Phil Sorgen says the Surface tablet won’t be released to the general channel until the company is ready with scalable logistics and support mechanisms. Just when that will be remains undefined, which hurts partner relationships.
Big Blue is clearly going all in on its SoftLayer-driven cloud services gambit, this week snagging DBaaS provider Cloudant to improve back-end support for developers.
Microsoft is reportedly ready to discount the price charged to PC and tablet manufacturers for preinstalling Windows 8.1 on low-cost machines. The move could make Microsoft more competitive with Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems.
Time is running out for the vaunted Windows XP operating system, and Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to get businesses and consumers to upgrade. In the end, the end of Windows XP could do what Windows 8 couldn’t: lift the PC and overall IT market.
The battle is over, the British won and Microsoft Corp.’s SkyDrive is no longer. Say hello to OneDrive.
Two CRM players made interesting moves this week with the rollout of new platform functionality and a clever CRM/unified communications crossover that takes visibility into sales and marketing intelligence to the next level.