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LinuxPlanet: The Yin and Yang of Open Source Commerce, Part 4

Nov 04, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Additionally, we may observe that Microsoft's sensitivities in respect of Linux are well founded. It is possible that Microsoft's attempts to counter Linux in the enterprise market is nothing more than a plan that serves to buy more time in the SMB/SME market, where the vast bulk of the company's profits are obtained. If this is true, they may be using the anti-Linux 'Get the Facts' strategy as a smokescreen while they dig deeper trenches in which to embed their business before the Linux vendors wake up to markets outside the enterprise.

"Microsoft's presence in the enterprise market is not as strong as it is in the SMB/SME market. The enterprise market is the stronghold of the UNIX players. Microsoft's foothold in the enterprise market is undermined by the level of technical competence of IT staff in large businesses. In the SMB market there is little to no on-site expertise; these sites depend on outside contractors and value added resellers (VARs) to provide the technical support needed to keep information systems operative. Traditional Windows VARs have not embraced Linux to the same degree that the more technical consultants have done..."

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