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New Zealand Post Dumps Microsoft for Google, Lies Ensue

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Summary: Another large-scale abandonment of Microsoft; Seattle press lies about it

THERE IS some fairly significant news from New Zealand. The national post is moving on-line for many of its needs, which ought to ease a later migration to GNU/Linux on the desktops. Here is an explanation for the move.

While staff have document collaboration capability with today’s Microsoft products, Google Apps makes it easier to share a file, or for more than one person, in more than one place, to work on a document. Google Apps will also see NZ Post use IM and desktop video (again, also available in Microsoft iterations) for the first time.


Here are some numbers:

NZ Post unit to ditch Outlook, Exchange and probably SharePoint for 2,100 workers


This is one such blow among similar ones that we previously covered. Now that Microsoft suffers a rapid decline [1, 2, 3] (Google's profits actually increased), Microsoft Watch wonders if Microsoft's investment in a 'Google killer' will eventually be called off.

Will Microsoft Keep Backing Bing?



[...]

[O]nce the luster of the new wears off, it could potentially be a different story for Redmond. Only time will tell.


According to Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, Google maintains its dominance on the Web.

Google Inc. (GOOG) continued to be the most visited Web site in June, with nearly 157 million U.S. visitors, according to comScore Inc. (SCOR).


As we showed before, Microsoft may be using its former employees to tell lies about adoption of Google Apps. We are finding more of the same behaviour in the news now that the Seattle-based Examiner spreads some more lies about Google Apps adoption. Watch how Sharon Slayton, the so-called "SF Microsoft Office Examiner", changes the words of Google. According to the Telegraph, "Matthew Glotzback, director, Product Management, Google Enterprise, explained the decision on the company’s official blog: “More than 1.75 million companies around the world run their business on Google Apps, including Google."

Now watch what Slayton at the Examiner is doing. She changes the word "companies" with "people", then writes:

Are you one of the 1.75 million people using Google Apps to run your computer office needs? It’s a bit doubtful when you think about it – 1.75 million doesn’t even cover the Bay Area, let alone the rest of the U.S. It is a nice hefty number but it doesn’t come close to Microsoft’s Office domination. Will the Google Apps take over anytime soon?


Lying about it doesn't make it go away, not even in the Seattle press. Google said "1.75 million companies", not "1.75 million people".

Many observers still wonder why the so-called 'press' should never be trusted. It is charged with agenda.

"Everybody in the communications business is paranoid of Microsoft, including me."

--News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch



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