Microsoft’s ambition will be its greatest challenge, as the company is concurrently experiencing an almost disruptive technology transition from Windows to .NET, using Internet rather than PCs. Microsoft Business Solutions is now up to its gills with soul-searching dilemmas, possibly with more issues than it would wish to be handling at the moment.
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, as well as hosted providers Salesforce.com or UpShot . Although not very soon, all the above-mentioned will be affected in the long run, as new functionality and product maturity make Microsoft CRM more amenable to the higher-end of the market segment opportunities. In addition to the likes of SAP , Oracle , Siebel , PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards, which are still above MBS'' radar screen (Microsoft is not to be blamed for their lower-end of the market recent aspirations), endangered exceptions though