Scott Watermasysk

Still Learning to Code

When to Panic

Microsoft announced yesterday that they are going to offer very low cost hosted versions of Exchange and SharePoint.

For Microsoft resellers that had been fearing Microsoft would drop the bottom out of the hosted-services business with its Microsoft Online services offerings, their nightmares were realized on July 8. Microsoft is planning to sell Microsoft-hosted Exchange and SharePoint for $3 per user per month. The quote above (with a little help from Rob) reminded me of an essay in my favorite book, “The Big Moo”.

Every organization that gets into trouble falters because it waited too long to do the stuff that should have been done a long time ago. Panic early, not late, and your fire drills will actually pay off.
You can also download and read the full essay, Panic at Inappropriate Times.