The New York Times just published an article by Steve Lohr and Miguel Helft on Google vs. Microsoft entitled, "Google Gets Ready to Rumble with Microsoft." While I was quoted in it--"A recent report by the Burton Group, a technology research firm, concluded that it was 'unclear at this point whether Google will be able to capitalize on the trends that it’s accelerating.'”--there were a number of my quotes left on the cutting room floor. So I thought I'd add them back in via my blog.
Back on December 4, Steve Lohr talked to me and Ken Anderson (an analyst in our Executive Advisory Program) for 45 minutes on our views about Google vs. Microsoft. I was on the phone due to my August report on Google Apps, and Ken was on the phone because he used to be the CIO at Google. Steve quizzed me on Google's strengths and weaknesses in the enterprise space, and pressed Ken to divulge some good insider stories (happily, Ken held firm).
Some of the quotes I tossed into the conversation with Steve were: