Microsoft Warns Google: Keep Your Hands Off Our Sandwiches

Or words to that effect. Microsoft wants Google to steer clear of enterprise search because that is Microsoft’s territory.

Enterprise search is our business, it’s our house and Google is not going to take that business,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft, addressing 7,000 delegates at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston.Those people are not going to be allowed to take food off our plate, because that is what they are intending to do

I guess if competitors just stopped because you asked them to, then business would be easy – for the encumbent. However, Microsoft can “want” all they like, it is the users who will decide who wins the enterprise search space. After all, it is their territory.

Interesting fact: “Ballmer added that the enterprise search market represents more than $13bn (£7.1bn)”

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