Michael Bloomberg, New York City mayor, met with Microsoft CEO , Steve Ballmer, to talk about their new cloud computing partnership. Reportedly, Microsoft will power the city’s entire computer needs, consolidate server and data storage, and allow city employees access to software licensing options. This cloud computing option is projected to save the city $50 million over the next five years.
Now, for those of you who pay more attention to the consumer tech market than the business side, you may be under the impression that Microsoft is losing the war to Apple. But, more accurately, they’re losing the consumer battles. There is still a lot of money to be made in the business sector. Specifically in terms of scalable cloud computing for large enterprises.
And if other enterprises (or even cities) start following New York City’s lead toward cloud computing with Microsoft, Microsoft will have everyone’s business, whether they own an iPhone or not.