01 septembre 2013

Ballmer, Microsoft and Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The announcement that Steve Ballmer will be stepping aside as the CEO of Microsoft has got me thinking about what the software company means to higher education.
I've been using Microsoft's software since my first year at college, (Washington University - 1987),  to this very day. Microsoft is deeply embedded in many of our higher ed lives.
What Microsoft software did you use today?
The irony of Microsoft when it comes to higher ed is that the company is at once ubiquitous and unseen. In higher ed, Microsoft remains important (even essential) but not influential. Read more...

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