Wednesday 15 July 2009

Steve Ballmer talks up SaaS

Read it here:

My thoughts:

The cloud is the future in some respects, and Microsoft has to compete against the 'cloud' competitors such as Google. I firmly believe Microsoft can offer a better cloud portfolio than any other provider to boot.

Where does that leave SaaS Providers - the intermedias, USA.Nets and Cobwebs of this sector?

Well we simply all have to offer what Microsoft does - and more. This isn't as hard to do as one might initially predict. Offering tight integration with non Microsoft products to Customers is a real win, something Microsoft aren't tradtiononally doing. Offering more personal bespoke solutions, Account Managers to a Customer that Microsoft wouldn't, and fine tuning what a Customer wants all the way to personalizing their Backup routines and custom integration into their on-premise AD's - this is where we will all excel.

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

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