Stories by Dominique Deckmyn and Julekha Dash

Win 2K to Be E-Biz OS at Services Startup

Microsoft Corp.'s $1 billion services venture with New York-based Andersen Consulting, announced last week, is a gutsy move and not without risk, say users and analysts. While the venture, called Avanade, may help Microsoft catch up in the e-commerce arena, it could also alienate systems integrators the vendor relies on in other areas, they said.