June 18, 2002

Ballmer says core IT implementers are key

Ballmer on Microsoft: "The companies over time that that community can view as providing real trustworthy computing will be companies that have a real leg up. I want to be
pre-eminent in terms of that community's view. ... Our heritage is perhaps innovation, new features, etc. We can do better.

But we will be a leader amongst that community, being a trustworthy company and providing a trustworthy computing platform for them. We've set that out
as an absolute goal for the company. Bill [Gates] put out his memo four or five months ago about trustworthy computing, and we will work to get there. We
must do that. And so we will do that. " More at ComputerWorld.com.

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