I think Microsoft technologies are poised to play an increasingly important role in the enterprise in the next few years. Argue with me all you want, but I see it every day in most customer shops.
As you might know, my day job at EMC is running technology alliances, and one of the best partnerships we’ve ever formed is with Microsoft.
Sometimes Microsoft gets a bad rap, which I think is unjustified. Up and down the organization, they’re some of the brightest, straight-shooting and customer-focused people in the IT industry I’ve ever met.
And we’re doing great things with them across the board. I’m extremely proud about what both companies have accomplished together.
About a week ago, I was asked by a customer “what is EMC doing with Microsoft?”. I think he was looking for the 60 second response.
Well, it turned into a hour-long discussion that went all over the landscape, and I thought it worthy of an extended post. I hope you agree …