Microsoft and the Cloud

By  Channel, Microsoft, Saas

Microsoft chief Ballmer told the channel to get with the program in his speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference. The program being software-as-a-service, that is, or as Microsoft spins it, "Software Plus Services".

Channel partners don't like it, but people--even techies--are inherently resistant to change. And Ballmer didn't help that sentiment when he suggested that some businesses channel partners are in today will disappear within the next ten years. A frightening suggestion, but when you consider the IT business in general, what does stay the same for ten years? Not much.

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