Thursday, March 19, 2009

Whose in Your bracket? Windows 7 or SBS 2008?

So today is the day when most of us slack off and March Madness begins in earnest.  With special thanks to the NCAA and CBS you can stream in high quality all of the games to your desktop.  Man what a day for the lazy button for all of us to be hit.

And for me although I live in Michigan/Michigan State territory I bleed Orange and Blue.  Go Illini!  I think they can win even though Western Kentucky has been picked everywhere because it’s a 5/12 matchup.

So that got me thinking.  With the current economy it might turn into a bracket thing with technology for you and your company.

There are some cool products out there that reduce cost and help increase productivity.  We saw some features yesterday at a Microsoft Partner briefing here in Michigan.  But because of cutting costs it might be a situation where you can only pick one, “your bracket champion” to move forward with.

What would that be?

Well I gotta tell you that in my bracket would definitely be Windows 7.  Even if it were matched up against Small Business Server 2008 in the regional final I think that Windows 7 would prevail and get to the Final Four.  Why?  Speed and increased productivity alone are the greatest factors.  There are also some pretty compelling reasons coming out with the later server versions as well.

Another item that probably would get to our final four is Unified Communications.  This can save a company big money right away and decrease travel expenses.

So who’s in your technology Final Four?  Will you have a champion at all this year or are you just moving on to Football and forgetting the tournament this year?  That may be a mistake because the business that turns a blind eye is the one that gets a kick in the butt.

Oh and by the way…I’ve got Louisville in my bracket.