The trouble with videoconferencing

November 6, 2008
Google calls it quits on the Yahoo ad deal; will Microsoft enter the picture?
ZD Net
Larry Dignan comments on the Google-Yahoo news and what that may mean for Microsoft.

“In a move that’s not terribly surprising, Google said Wednesday that it is scrapping its search advertising deal with Yahoo. Google’s decision puts Yahoo’s search business back in play and may bring Microsoft back into the picture. On the bright side, Google’s exit from its proposed partnership with Yahoo does clear the way for what could be a search partnership with Microsoft, which still maintains that some sort of deal makes sense. A deal with Microsoft is certainly on the table now according to Wall Street’s prognosticators.”

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NetSuite: Bad news, good news for software as a service
Joe Panettieri takes a look at the SaaS market and what that means for key vendor players such as NetSuite.

“For managed service providers, NetSuite provides a healthy and timely SaaS reality check. There’s a growing place in the IT world for SaaS. And MSPs will need to evaluate a range of SaaS and cloud services in order to remain a key voice in the applications market. SaaS will continue to suffer its share of short-term setbacks. NetSuite’s growing revenue proves the business model is here to stay.”

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Videoconferences messing up business decisions
Network World
Alpha Doggs looks at how videoconferencing could influence business decisions.

“Researchers say making sound business decisions based on meetings held by videoconference is more difficult than making them based on face-to-face meetings. They say it’s just basically harder to interpret information delivered by those viewed on screens.”

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