By Dale Vile
Gone are the days when office productivity revolved around the word processing, spreadsheet and presentation suite running on your desktop PC. Users today are working in a highly connected manner, often across a range of different devices, and real-time collaboration mechanisms are now an integral part of many business environments. Against this background, we consider the context for Microsoft’s latest strategic bet in the productivity arena?
Dale is a co-founder of Freeform Dynamics, and today runs the company. As part of this, he oversees the organisation’s industry coverage and research agenda, which tracks technology trends and developments, along with IT-related buying behaviour among mainstream enterprises, SMBs and public sector organisations.