Microsoft has highlighted the importance of its business partnerships and the role of corporate responsibility.
According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: We want to be an industry leader and we want to be a responsible leader. The industry wants us to be more responsible. We can’t have business policies that are capricious or variable. We have to be reliable and consistent. We must redouble our emphasis on partnership.
Ballmer’s words come at a time when the company is facing several lawsuits from the likes of Sun Microsystems, AOL Time Warner, and the US Justice Department. The company is also looking for new partnerships to expand its.NET initiative.