The Elephant in the Room at Convergence Copenhagen 2008: The Economy's Impact on Dynamics Growth

One question on the minds of most of the 4,000 participants at Convergence Copenhagen 2008 last week was this: what will be the effects of the current financial turmoil on our business?

Among the Microsoft officials in attendance, it was mostly an unspoken question.

Only Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions, addressed it to any significant degree, in his keynote address last Wednesday, and he didn't get very specific.

"The world feels like a different place," since the last time Dynamics users, partners, and ISVs assembled in Orlando last March, he said.  "The world has experienced some difficult economic conditions."

He ventured that the current economic problems are different from those of the past, and will require that Microsoft and its partners and ISVs think more broadl


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About Jason Gumpert

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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