Re: Is this anti competetive or what?
MS up to their usual tricks. Can’t compete on level playing field.
16 posts • joined 11 Aug 2014
Don't forget they are talking revenue here, not margin.
The margin on 'shrink-wrap' on premise was over 90%, in this cloud business they be lucky to make 3% if they're not losing money already.
They're up against Amazon, notorious for their loss leaders and wafer thin margins.
Even if they make their 'revenue' targets, MS will never again make the profits that they were used to. And rightly so, no more monopoly rents.
As their mobile endeavours show, they cannot compete on a level playing field. Trying to stay relevant is the game now.
It's great to watch.
It is, but they are unaware or too scared to make the decision as it often doesn't have the support / backup when something goes wrong.
Yes you can buy good support for open source, but this is government, they don't know / care / don't want to stick their neck out.
This is how outdated software like MS and Oracle stays in business.
How can it be legal in the first place for ISPs to be made to block sites? Isn't this in direct contravention of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights? Freedom of reception of information.
I believe similar court orders in the Netherlands have been overturned on precisely these grounds.
Somebody should challenge these blocks.
They could easily give up on W.phone as it brought in close to zero revenue (and costs a lot). Technically they haven't given up on it and lazy IT staff are still pushing the useless phones onto unsuspecting corporate users.
Different story with Windows itself though, it is a main revenue driver after Office, so they can't just let it slide. But you are right, as usual they have painted themselves into a corner here and the usual fudge and PR will be served...
Well, welcome back Nokia,
This time you made the right OS choice, pity about the lost time.
Rather clever of you to sell the non-selling phones to MS and keep the Nokia name to yourself (well, soon anyway).
Might even consider buying a phone or tablet off you now that it is not polluted with Windows.
The problem I found with Compute Engine is a total lack of support when you find an issue with it. We were noticing that paid clicks we got from Adwords were not always arriving at our site (could tell from Analytics). Turns out the site was regularly hanging and not responding.
After using the exact same build scripts on Amazon we found we were not having this problem. Either Compute Engine or Cloud DNS is having some serious network issues, and despite logging it on the 'official' StackOverflow channel all we got is a few 'try this, try that'; while it was fairly obvious to me tht there is a bug in their service.
So back to AWS we go... (and are having better response times)
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