Jerry Nixon @Work: CRN | ShadowRAM: April 4, 2005

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

CRN | ShadowRAM: April 4, 2005

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Interestingly, virtually every business intelligence/ analytics vendor contacted by CRN last week about Microsoft's planned realtime reporting server said they welcome Microsoft's looming entry into the market with its planned Office realtime reporting server.

"This validates our strategy," they all crowed. Or words to that effect.

Funny, that's what Lotus said during its 1-2-3 spreadsheet heyday, and what WordPerfect proclaimed when it was the word-processing king. Same with Borland and Netscape, etc. Word to the wise: No one's buying it, guys, come up with a different story.