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On November 27, 2008, in news, by

Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows: MOS or Windows SBS 2008? Vive la Différence!:

“But real change can and should come about only when that change makes a real difference, and makes things better. Cloud computing is that kind of change. And you can resist it. But it’s happening.”

“There are absolutely valid reasons to go either way at this point, and maybe there always will be, though I feel that the needle will dip ever closer to the cloud computing end of the scale more and more as time goes by.”

“We live in interesting times. When it comes to the debate over cloud computing vs. self-hosted servers, I say, “viva la difference.” There is, and will always be, a place for both approaches, though again, I think the volume market will migrate away from servers and to services. When it comes to Microsoft’s role in this changing marketplace, well, that’s a gray area, and one that we can and should debate. I’m not sure that what Microsoft is doing is what’s best for its ecosystem. But I do feel, ultimately, that it’s probably best interest of not just itself, but also of its customers. It’s hard to complain about that. “

And that at the end of the day is the key.  The decisions that are made need to be made based on the needs of the business and not cookie cutter decisions because the vendors want businesses to do one thing or another.

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