Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2005 18:03 UTC, submitted by Andy Updegrove
Features, Office "I'm very sorry to report that Peter Quinn, the CIO of Massachusetts who has been at the center of a controversy relating to his efforts at the Information Technology Division to adopt the OpenDocument format for the use of the Commonwealth's Executive Agencies, has resigned."
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I hope that...
by shotsman on Tue 27th Dec 2005 18:09 UTC
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2005-07-22

I hope that this does not stop MA and other places in the US, ER and even the world from daring to question the mantra "Microsoft Knows My Business Better Than I Do"

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by ma_d on Tue 27th Dec 2005 18:20 in reply to "I hope that..."
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Nope, it'll just scare CIO's and they'll keep their mouths shut about new ideas.

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by on Wed 28th Dec 2005 06:59 in reply to "RE: I hope that..."
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Or it will make organizations think twice when MS shows up, they might be losing some work force in the bid.

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by on Wed 28th Dec 2005 06:23 in reply to "I hope that..."
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I hope that this does not stop MA and other places in the US, ER and even the world from daring to question the mantra "Microsoft Knows My Business Better Than I Do"
How on earth is stupidity like this modded up on OSNews?
Neither Microsoft nor its proponents argue that Microsoft knows your business better than you, nor would it be sensible for them to do so.
They do argue that Microsoft make better business tools than their competitors - and are on fairly solid ground in doing so.
It is possible, even likely, for sensible, knowledgeable people to compare MS Office to its competitors and choose MS Office. Your time would be better spent investigating the deficiencies that drive people away from the products you promote and agitating for improvements to be made in those products. Bashing MS Office in online forums using stupid arguments does not further your agenda, and in fact only weakens it.

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by Sphinx on Fri 30th Dec 2005 06:15 in reply to "RE: I hope that..."
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2005-07-09

Neither Microsoft nor its proponents argue that Microsoft knows your business better than you, nor would it be sensible for them to do so.

Never felt the brunt of their sales pitch have you?

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