05/01/2008

May 2008 - Staying Afloat: Surviving the Recession

6 Tactics for Surviving the Economic Downturn; Hardware Trends; On the E-Mail Trail of the Vista-Capable Logo Saga; Microsoft Selling in The Cloud


In-Depth

Staying Afloat: 6 Tactics for Surviving the Downturn

By Anne Stuart

As recession trickles through the economy, those in IT need to make sure operations remain ship-shape through it all. Here's a guide.


MiSinformation

By Lee Pender

Internal Microsoft e-mails made public by the "Vista Capable" class-action lawsuit against the company reveal infighting, partner favoritism and a general sense of confusion -- none of which, it turns out, is all that unusual in the software industry.


Hardware Trends: Faster. Smaller. Cooler.

By Joanne Cummings

Every type of hardware -- from chips to PCs to wireless LANs -- is evolving to support new enterprise demands for mobilization, virtualization and conservation.


Directions

New Wisdom for Old Services

By Paul DeGroot

As Microsoft moves into the online hosting space, partners need to pay close attention to not only what the company is saying, but what it's actually doing as well.


Partner View

Buried Treasure: Uncovering SharePoint's Riches

By Ryan Thomas

Clients will see the light once you show how SharePoint can help them implement collaborative Web applications.


Selling Microsoft

10 Tips for Selling Successfully When Times Are Tough

By Ken Thoreson

Microsoft partners can blunt the impact of the recession by maintaining focus with these handy tips.


News

Crouching App, Hidden OS

By Scott Bekker


No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

By Scott Bekker

Tread carefully when working with Microsoft, especially where intellectual property comes into discussions.