“US Department of Justice and watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are expanding an existing, preliminary probe into whether Microsoft employees and business partners had used bribes to secure certain deals.”
Ever wondered why M$ manages to sell licences to all kinds of folks even when GNU/Linux is a better option, with a lower price, better performance and fewer problems? It just may be that big businesses, governments, schools, and organizations that have large numbers of system, are being manipulated by a few well-placed bribes. “Here’s a little something for the wife and kids if we get the contract…
Thanks for the contract! Here are the keys to a condo on the Riviera. Enjoy next week.
You know, in view of your imminent retirement, I should offer you this sum if you upgrade your fleet to our latest offering. It will be good for everyone…”
Large organizations are honey-pots for M$. A few resources directed the right way can yield multiple $millions in revenue. It doesn’t even have to be legal if there are a few layers of deniability left in place.