July 6, 2011
Joe Panettieri analyzes Microsoft’s cloud strategy after the debut of Office 365.
“Even as Microsoft markets Office 365 in airports and on billboards, the company’s technology team is taking a conservative approach to Office 365 — even blocking established BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) customers from migrating to Office 365. BPOS is Office 365′s predecessor.”
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy reports on what partners can expect.
“But going forward, Juniper will focus on various ‘engines’ — such as investment engines, incentive engines and enablement engines — to make it easier for partners to do business with Juniper.”
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports that the social networking giant might finally have a real competitor.
“Why would Facebook panic so early? Remember that no one really knows how much money Facebook makes and that until Facebook goes public, Mark Zuckerberg’s $70-billion company is a whole lot more hype than dollars. If Google+ really takes off, and it’s beginning to look like it is, Zuckerberg’s fortune may not be quite as large as he’s dreamed it would be.”