I wrote in June of the need for Microsoft to deliver cross-platform support for Mac (and Linux users) to combat efforts from both IBM Lotus as well as Sun's OpenOffice. Today comes news that Microsoft will abandon Entourage for Mac and release a version of Outlook for Mac at some point in the future. Microsoft is also released a business edition of Mac Office with improved Exchange and Sharepoint integration. Still, with these products being developed by a separate BU they are still different from their Windows counterparts. Microsoft needs to set a goal of one application for all platforms.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.