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Microsoft’s Cloud Services Mix Leaves Many Vendors in the Dust

IBM became 'Big Blue' because it leased hardware and provided free software, but its collapse divorced the two. The growth of the cloud has caused another marriage, one that brings together software and services. Vendors such as Amazon, Google and especially Microsoft understand this, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says, and they are bound to leave those trying to sell a 'cloud solution' in their dust.