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Re: A challenge re-issued.
On Mon, 10 Nov 1997 10:38:15 -0500 (EST), email@example.com wrote:
>Not only is there silence for that question, but also the
>question of why would millions of informed consumers buy
>an inferior product. Why are they doing it right now?
>NT is not the equal to Linux or OS/2 or Solaris or
>Novell or . . .
>The Aberdeen Group, the Standish Group, and others concur
>that NT is not ready for prime time. So why is it
>advancing in market share as fast as it is? Why are all
>these supposedly astute, technologically-inclined
>business people gambling on inferior technology to run
>their businesses? Why?
>The answer to both of these questions are the same.
I would add one more spin on it Ed. Many of the
"technologically-inclined" in larger corporations
either are not the ultimate "approvers" of new purchases
or upgrades...or else they have a hidden agenda for expansion
or job security within their purview. Of course, this is just
my speculation based on anecdotal information I've been told
or have gleaned from a few companies.
I believe MS will work hard to win the business managers,
CEOs, and purchasing powers-to-be first, before CIOs and
MIS folks are involved therby allowing MS to defuse technical
objections with promise of lower costs, greater reliabilty,
seamlessness, scalabilty, etc.