News.com.au: Microsoft Boss to Reconnect with Telstra
Oct 02, 2002, 16:00 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Sainsbury)
[ Thanks to Wol for this
"Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer will fly to Sydney next
month in a bid to shore up the software giant's relationship with
Telstra, its biggest local customer...
"With about 45,000 desktops, Telstra is Microsoft's biggest
customer in the southern hemisphere.
"Microsoft has come under pressure at Telstra since the
appointment of American Jeff Smith as the telecommunications
carrier's chief information officer.
"He recently opted for a deal with Microsoft rival Sun
Microsystems to supply systems for Telstra's burgeoning broadband