re: 4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
Wow, I see you didn't forget your daily dose of pessimism. I've worked with and supported client sites and data centers using MS and Dell hardware for over 15 years and have been satisfied almost 100% of the time. Not sure what you are basing your opinion of Dell products on but if you buy business/enterprise class hardware it is normally very dependable. I'm talking about 8+ years of service out of some machines that were only retired because it is more cost effective to replace them rather than update them. If you buy the cheap entry level / consumer class machines then you have to realize you get what you pay for just like if you bought a cheap Acer, eMachine etc. MS is what it is and I'll agree there is definitely a love/hate relationship there but when it comes to business/enterprise deployment, management and integration there is not a vendor out there can compete. I'm hopeful the "WinDell domination" as you called it will bring us some excellent cutting edge hardware taking advantage of the latest software.