“Microsoft Corp. has stopped selling Windows XP through retailers and is strongly encouraging users to upgrade to Vista, touting the new operating system as more secure with a better interface. But more than 2,000 users beg to differ..”
How the analyst racket works
Paul Boutin shines a light inside the world of technology analysts.
“This is the food chain of what passes for fact in the Valley: The company pays the analyst, the high-paid analyst talks up the company, the low-paid journalist runs the analysts’ quotes as instantly obtained “reporting.” If I wasn’t so bad at following instructions, I’d be cruising for an analyst gig right now.”
“Is Dell perfect? Nope. But has Dell made progress since launching PartnerDirect and acquiring Silverback and Everdream? Absolutely. If things were terrible with Dell’s MSP and partner program, we all would have heard about it by now.”