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Linux Skills Shortage Gives Redmond a Win?

Mar 21, 2005, 17:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Whipp, Jono Bacon)

PC Pro: Microsoft Contract Win Put Down to Linux Skills Shortage

"Microsoft may find a monopoly on developers will help it maintain its grip on the software market in the face of Linux alternatives.

"Redmond is currently touting the roll-out by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) of Microsoft's server and back-end technology in its e-commerce driven online portal as a win over Linux, the platform on which the site originally ran..."

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ONLamp: Microsoft and the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors Deal

[ Thanks to Jono Bacon for this link. ]

"The phone call I received from Edelman invited me down to their offices in Piccadilly Circus, London to discuss a deal that Microsoft has struck with a then-unspecified organisation who have moved from Linux to a Microsoft based solution. Although Edelman could not share who this organisation was, they could tell me that they had 110,000 members. I booked the meeting and proceeded to try and decide who this entity could be. As a member-based organisation, they could reasonably span across a variety of industries. With my experience, reasoning and consideration on form, I came up with the conclusion that it must be The AA or Readers Digest. OK... OK, I was a little thin on ideas..."

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