Tue, Feb 21 2006 21:46
Note to self... don't blog while under the influence of too much Dew...and well... um... sorta...in a mood...
I find it ironic..that my blog post ranting against marketing spin would be 'spun' in other locations and into different meanings. It was a rant about marketing of both Linux and Microsoft and how marketing 'spun' things and didn't list facts especially to those that needed facts (like Vars/Vaps) and in fact Tony reminded me that I need to give facts about the new SBS 2003 R2 licensing that that platform includes. I'll do that in a blog post after this one.
But there's a couple of things I like to bring back up about that post that some of the comments in there bring out.
- Open criticism of a Company that holds me in high regard. Okay where in the playbook does it say that because a company has held me in some esteem that I can't point out when I think their marketing is being stupid? That it needs to be fixed. Here's something to think about folks...it's because I CARE that I wrote that post. If I didn't, I'd be walking away and saying nothing. When I say things, it's because I think things can be brought out in the open, refined, discussed, possible changes made, or better understanding at least. If I didn't care, I'd be giving up. Calling it a day, folding my tent and going home.
- SBS shouldn't be used where there's a need for branch offices. Okay where in the playbook does it say that you can't do Branch office stuff with SBS? Where in the playbook does it say that small firms don't have branch offices? Where in the playbook does is say that that branch office is in an office? Sometimes these remote offices are home offices. Some of these branch offices are Starbucks locations and on the road. Who wouldn't want to do branch offices AND have the power of Remote Web Workplace (and if you are in the SBS marketspace and go Huh? when I say RWW or Remote Web Workplace SHAME ON YOU for not knowing about the TRULY killer app of SBS 2003! Google it for heavens sake)
I think still the problem is there are two SBS marketplaces.....one is serviced by the Var/Vap.. and these are the firms that get technology and are mobile and agile....that are putting in more than one location, that are being agile....and then there are those that haven't yet gotten into SBS. The ones that the Var/Vaps haven't touched yet. The ones that still have to be convinced of a server...to move away from a Peer to Peer.
In the meantime, I'll still keep complaining when I think something is dumb and stupid. Yeah, it's my opinion, and maybe I'll change my mind later (after all I am a woman and it comes with the territory) but if I yell, it's because I care.
It's when I stop yelling at the gang up north of me is when Microsoft really should get concerned.
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