This is a discussion on [News] [Rival] Microsoft Sends the Gartner Shills to Sell Vista? - Linux ; Buy Vista or die ,----[ Quote ] | Gartner research vice president Michael Silver said that outfits have delayed | their Vista migrations to the point of stupidity and now some are considering | late 2008 or even 2009, while ...
Buy Vista or die
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| Gartner research vice president Michael Silver said that outfits have delayed
| their Vista migrations to the point of stupidity and now some are considering
| late 2008 or even 2009, while others mull skipping the OS completely.
Hello, Mr. salesman. 'Analysts' for hire (see Iowa exhibit below).
NY Times bans Microsoft analysts from Microsoft stories
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| Just days after banning Enderle from discussing Microsoft because
| he has Microsoft as a client, the Times quoted Gartner analyst
| Michael Silver and AMR Research analyst Jim Murphy in a story
| about Microsoft's Windows and Office software.
| If the paper would prefer not to quote an analyst who has
| experience with a client, it did a poor job. Silver is Gartner's
| vice president in charge of client computing. Microsoft happens to
| do lots of business with Gartner and also happens to have a
| client-software monopoly. We're guessing that Silver knows
| Microsoft's products well and has direct involvement with the
| And, sure enough, he appears a number of times on Microsoft's
| own site and thousands of times in stories about Microsoft.
| Jim Murphy - wait for it - covers Microsoft too and is even more
| prolific than Silver.
| Part of the problem stems from the reticence of companies such as
| IDC and Gartner to reveal their clients. That should make everyone
| nervous, but it doesn't. So called objective technology publications
| keep publishing material bought by vendors without telling you this.
| They're also too lazy or scared to ignore the likes of Gartner and
| IDC until the firms change their disclosure rules.