Is Microsoft Cloud Strategy Worth Evangelizing?

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 13, 2010

Back in March, CEO Steve Ballmer laid out the company's cloud strategy in five tenets, but according to this Microsoft Tech report, Ballmer's five principles are not unique to the cloud or Microsoft.

The cloud strategy laid out by CEO Steve Ballmer in March is still the focus of Microsoft discussion.

"Ballmer' first principle: 'The cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities,' which even Ballmer admitted at first 'sounds like some blah, blah, blah, business term.' O'Brien elaborated by quoting that famous business thinker Spider-Man: 'With great power comes great responsibility.'

"As Microsoft and other cloud providers handle more of their customers' data, they are responsible for protecting it, he said, citing the example of Hotmail where users get their free e-mail 'in the cloud.' Microsoft monetizes the service by delivering ads to users based on keywords found in their e-mails."

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