Telstra & Microsoft Partner for SaaS in Australia November 7, 2008Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Competitive, Media, Survey.
Tags: Glenn Irvine, Lotus Position, Microsoft, SaaS, Telstra
This is a big one for the Lotus Community in Australia.
Telstra partnering with Microsoft to deliver hosted Exchange, Sharepoint, and Unified Communications will be a big blow to IBM’s efforts.
The increased sales coverage, and scalability cost advantages with a quick go-to-market strategy will be very hard to counter.
Microsoft is moving fast with alliances in Australia, including incubator efforts with organisations like iLab in Queensland using the BizSpark initiative, winning the hearts and minds of the developer community.
What do you think…