Thursday, October 20, 2005

Micro$oft's % of Total IT Spend

Vinnie Mirchandani, in his deal architect blog, writes that Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, in his keynote speech at Gartner's annual ITExpo showcase, told the audience that Microsoft only makes up 1.5% of total IT spend! Vinnie points out that if that's true, given current Microsoft revenue, "the IT spend denominator has to be around $3 trillion."

Vinnie is convinced Ballmer must have made a simple mistake, like misplacing the location of the decimal point. According to Vinnie's calculations, the correct value is "closer to 15% of IT spend."


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