Microsoft Bans Purchase of Apple Products With Company Funds
Microsoft has reportedly sent an email to 46,000 of its employees worldwide informing them that Apple products can no longer be purchased with company funds, says ZDNet.
Here's the supposed e-mail:
From: Alain Crozier
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:17 PM
Subject: Apple Purchases
Within SMSG we are putting in place a new policy that says that Apple products (Mac & iPad) should not be purchased with company funds.
In the US we will be turning off the Apple products from the Zones Catalog next week, which is the standard purchasing mechanism for these products.
Outside of the US - we will work with your finance and procurement teams to send the right message and put the right processes in place.
The current purchase levels are low, however we recognize there will be a bit of transition work associated with this. Details of historical purchases in the US are provided in the attachment to help understand the changes that will be needed.Thank you for your support and leadership on this.
CFO | WW Sales, Marketing & Services Group
WW SMSG Finance
When asking for confirmation of the email, ZDNet was told by a spokesperson that the company had no comment. No confirmation; no denial.
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