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Google Reopens Microsoft's Department of Interior Win

So, this is how it's going to be in the cloud. Forget technology, innovation, service or anything else. It's going to be a legal battle.

At least that's what's shaping up right now in Microsoft's deal to provide the U.S. Department of the Interior with IT and cloud services. Actually, Google filed suit a while back, claiming that it didn't have a fair shot at the DOI contract. And, as it turns out, a court agreed...with Google.

There's a freeze on in the cloud now, at least as far as the Department of the Interior and Microsoft are concerned. However, as we've said here before, it sure seems as though Google got its shot with this deal and just didn't cut the mustard.

But that's the industry today, and Microsoft is as bad as anybody else about this: If you can't beat 'em, sue 'em. So, as the snow melts in the Northeast, a freeze begins in Washington. We'll see what the thaw brings.

What's your take on Google winning in court? Send it to [email protected].

Posted by Lee Pender on January 06, 2011


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