Microsoft recently won a rather large cloud deal with the University of Nebraska, with Office 365 nudging out Google Apps. In sealing the deal Microsoft gave the University $250,000. Sound sleazy? Some would have us think so, but all this dough is supposed to go to consultants who will make sure Office 365 does the job.
Sounds to me like Microsoft is just looking for a happy customer, but beating out Google ain't so bad either.
Of course I don't know what Microsoft's true motives are -- maybe a reference account really is worth a quarter million.
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/14/2011 at 12:47 PM