Aurora Sheds Light on Public Skies

In case you missed it, a new server solution for the SMB space has cracked open the door of its private enclave. The Aurora is lighting up where there was nothing but NDA darkness before.  The party within is attracting people who want to see what is going on inside. Let this mystical product that has been lingering in subtext of MVP non-disclosure talk simplify some of the basic needs of every day business users. I call is a stepping stone product that helps businesses manage their data locally while leveraging the  Cloud to promote redundancy and agility. Here is … Continue reading Aurora Sheds Light on Public Skies

can Microsoft’s BPOS sell in the SMB space against free competition without a partner having the conversation on value?

The Cloud message makes sense. It takes time to listen and it takes time to explain it. Partners who engage in the activity of having this type of conversation with their clients are not really doing anything new however their ability to make the associated revenue is greatly diminished from previous business models. Microsoft believes Partners need to change the paradigm and refocus on a model which drives less revenue. In exchange they offer marginal commissions for brokering an understanding of the value of Microsoft’s services in a space ripe with free competition. The question is can Microsoft’s BPOS sell … Continue reading can Microsoft’s BPOS sell in the SMB space against free competition without a partner having the conversation on value?

Who is influencing you in the SMB space?

Please find a survey for the SMB space about who is influencing you at the following address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=n1hWLs8jl4ReYWSEWoLC2A%3d%3d#q1 Be sure to let them know about yours truly! Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology  Subscribe in a reader