Stampede 2002 has radiated moderate optimism within VARs and other attendees, in a sharp contrast with many other user or industry conferences where we have felt a generally somber, anxious, or at least subdued mood. Small wonder for this isolated ebullience, given that, despite the current soft market, both MBS and most of its partners are still operating well, are discussing closing new accounts, and even expanding.
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and over 250 million MS Office users. Also, since Microsoft has long earned strong market and mind share (i.e., brand equity) and accompanying user loyalty within the small business market segment with its other desktop and office networking groupware applications, one should expect firms with less than few hundreds users to more readily adopt Microsoft's simple, MS Office ever resembling enterprise software. These customers have also been loath to deploy proverbially mutilated' large-enterprise vendors'