Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Microsoft forced to go on the offensive (Seattle PI)

Having worked for P&G a couple decades ago, and understanding the culture there, I would have been shocked to see it go with a broad deployment of Google Apps

Microsoft Corp.'s operations chief took it personally when one of the company's biggest accounts was threatened by Google Inc.

Hundreds of workers at Procter & Gamble Co. were testing Google's e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet programs as potential replacements for Microsoft products. It would have been an unprecedented loss. So Kevin Turner flew to Cincinnati in July, spent a day wooing P&G Chief Information Officer Filippo Passerini and left with a bigger three-year contract.

Microsoft forced to go on the offensive

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