MICROSOFT-YAHOO VS. GOOGLE?
Solution providers say Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo sets the stage for a heavyweight software as a service (SAAS) subscription battle between Microsoft and Google. VARs are urging both Microsoft and Google to come to the table with a recurring revenue commission for solution providers to sell basic productivity software as subscription service. Solution providers say that currently neither Microsoft with Office Live or Google with Google Docs offers partners the opportunity to earn a monthly recurring revenue software as a service commission. [READ MORE]