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  1. [News] [Rival] CIOs Still Reject Windows Vista

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    CIOs Uncensored: For The Sake Of IT, Leave XP Alone

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    | I just finished a presentation to a group of nontechnical executives, and I'm
    | even more angry about Microsoft's plan to end shipments of Windows XP this
    | summer. I'd been making my list of reasons Microsoft shouldn't get rid of XP.
    | Now I've got one more biggie--it's going to set back the hard-earned progress
    | CIOs have been making in getting IT viewed as a strategic part of their
    | organizations.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | A flurry of discussion ensued, which one executive director summarized this
    | way: "Basically, it's the IT guys telling us what to do without asking
    | again." Huh? It's not your IT guys--it's Microsoft. Bill Gates, did you hear
    | that? You just got the entire IT profession lumped in with you and your
    | software plans.
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    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=208402425
    http://tinyurl.com/57t2st

    That's where Newham and Steele step in and do the shilling. Microsoft wants to
    be back in the race...

    Microsoft shifts NASCAR sponsorship to Waltrip Racing

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The Redmond computer giant's Small Business Specialist Community division
    | said it will sponsor the 00 Toyota Camry driven by Michael McDowell. The
    | sponsorship, according to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), will last through the
    | 2008 NASCAR season.
    `----

    http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/s...2/daily35.html

    Is /this/ the company's plan to improve its image, as it promised last week?


    Recent:

    Microsoft apparently hopes that a "Jackass" can up its hip quotient and
    increase market share

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | This came to my inbox this morning from a reader who shall remain nameless. I
    | found it sort of interesting.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Perhaps this new campaign is the opening salvo to be launched by Microsoft's
    | newly hired advertising agency, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the "it" agency of
    | the moment in the advertising world. Â*
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    http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.co...t-jackass.html


    Microsoft NASCAR sponsorship takes bad turn

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    | The BAM Racing #49 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car, partially sponsored by
    | Microsoft Small Business, is being taken out of commission, for now, because
    | a sponsorship deal with another company fell through, according to a message
    | on the BAM Racing site from owner Beth Ann Morgenthau.
    `----

    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/m...asp?source=rss


    Microsoft Vaguely Aware It Kinda Sucks Sometimes

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    | Hmmm. Yes, very corporate-y with a touch of humility, unlike the sour mash of
    | tossed chairs and Ballmer sweat. Bottom line: Unlike Google's newest
    | approach, which involves decreasing the search ad real estate in order to
    | increase relevance and converting clicks, Microsoft is looking to change
    | what's relevant. Johnson's words make it almost sound like SS Mr. Softy is
    | changing course into e-commerce waters almost exclusively.
    `----

    http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...ucks-sometimes


    Microsoft’s credibility turning to junk while Linux revenue grows

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Sweeping changes are needed in Microsoft’s go-to-market approach, and it may
    | find more success by creating products like Live Writer, which found a huge
    | following right away. Continuing on its current path, the company will
    | continue to destroy its credibility and build animosity with users looking
    | for quality products on their terms. Â* Â*
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    http://tech.blorge.com/Structure
    %20/2008/04/10/microsofts-credibility-turning-to-junk-while-linux-revenue-grows/
    http://tinyurl.com/5fojkd


    Microsoft Plummets, Retail Falls While Beauty Gains in CoreBrand 2007 Brand
    Power Rankings

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The annual "CoreBrand Brand Power 100" Branding Index(R) of 1,200 US
    | corporations ranks Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson at #1 and #2
    | respectively, unchanged since 2004. Meanwhile, Microsoft's corporate brand
    | declined in stunning fashion over the past four years, falling from 11 in
    | 2004 to 59 in 2007 Microsoft, a decline of 48 places! Â* Â*
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    http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=834308


    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Would you believe... that Microsoft has dropped down to #86 within the
    | Fortune Best Places to Work survey? That's down from #50 in 2007 and #42 in
    | 2006. Like a rock. In a bad way. And who is #1 for two years in a row? Grab
    | that chair and give it a big effen toss in the air to Google! Toot! They get
    | bigger and they're still #1. Â* Â*
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    http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2008/02...nd-mspoll.html


    Apple has biggest impact on world consumers: survey

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Microsoft, the world's largest software maker was also a winner, but it
    | received the dubious honor of the brand most readers wanted to argue with,
    | and the one they most wanted to revamp. Voted into second place in the
    | category was brand USA. Â*
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...50164020080331
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  2. Re: [News] [Rival] CIOs Still Reject Windows Vista

    "Roy Schestowitz" schreef in bericht
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    > CIOs Uncensored: For The Sake Of IT, Leave XP Alone
    >

    Your post is off-topic in this group, your violating
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  3. Re: [News] [Rival] CIOs Still Reject Windows Vista

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    > CIOs Uncensored: For The Sake Of IT, Leave XP Alone
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| I just finished a presentation to a group of nontechnical executives, and I'm
    >| even more angry about Microsoft's plan to end shipments of Windows XP this
    >| summer. I'd been making my list of reasons Microsoft shouldn't get rid of XP.
    >| Now I've got one more biggie--it's going to set back the hard-earned progress
    >| CIOs have been making in getting IT viewed as a strategic part of their
    >| organizations.
    >|
    >| [...]
    >|
    >| A flurry of discussion ensued, which one executive director summarized this
    >| way: "Basically, it's the IT guys telling us what to do without asking
    >| again." Huh? It's not your IT guys--it's Microsoft. Bill Gates, did you hear
    >| that? You just got the entire IT profession lumped in with you and your
    >| software plans.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=208402425
    > http://tinyurl.com/57t2st
    >
    > That's where Newham and Steele step in and do the shilling. Microsoft wants to
    > be back in the race...
    >


    Half the problem here is that IT is *not* strategic to most organisations,
    it's infrastructure like desks, chairs, offices, phones and so on. The
    attempts to paint IT as a solver of problems (total tosh, people solve
    problems, not systems), have ended up with CIOs in this nasty position
    where they feel that they are without realistic choices.

    If they'd focussed instead on getting the best deal, avoiding lock-in,
    using integrated solutions, independent support houses and open
    platforms, they'd not have a problem now, they could just ignore
    Vista/NT6 and wouldn't have to worry one jot about whether XP would be
    supported going forward, because it wouldn't matter.

    Their applications would be hosted independently of the client-side OS,
    so they wouldn't be in the dreadful position of having to keep the two
    "in step".

    Unfortunately, 30 years of poor decision making has got us to this
    point, *but*, there's always time to fix these problems, and there's no
    time like the present (as my nan would say). So go on, folks, crack the
    lock-in, separate your business planning from Microsoft's roadmap.


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  4. Re: [News] [Rival] CIOs Still Reject Windows Vista

    "Mark Kent" schreef in bericht
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    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
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    Your post is off-topic in this COLA, your violating [comp.os.linux.advocacy]
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