Microsoft Outlines Its Vision for the People Ready Business
News Analysis: At the Microsoft Convergence conference, officials will pound home the message that Microsoft is working to enable the "people ready business" by investing in all kinds of technology.DALLASAt its annual Microsoft Convergence conference here in Dallas this weekend (and into early next week), Microsoft officials will pound home the message that Microsoft is working to enable the "people ready business" by investing in all kinds of technology, from a unified communications platform that includes a voice infrastructure to composite application development capabilities. "Its about breadth and depth and seamless activity across domains," said Jeff Raikes, group vice president of Microsofts Information Worker Business, during his keynote address March 26. "Weve spent several billion on a wave products coming to market in the next 12 to 18 months."
Raikes gave the example of several areas Microsoft is investing in to bring home its vision for its Business Solutions applications division: business intelligence to pull insights that already exist in systems; search to help users quickly find information; mobility to work in different styles; customer relationship management and supplier relationship management to streamline processes; and in the infrastructure to support the technology developments.