I must admit that when I created this poll on March 19, 2012, I was expecting a different result:
If all you had to go on was the negative comments we receive in the Microsoft Windows Blog here on TechRepublic, you would assume Microsoft would be categorized as one of the least ethical companies in the world. But that is not the case.
The majority of poll respondents consider Microsoft one of the most ethical companies in the world, which only goes to affirm the company's recognition from The Ethisphere Institute.
The results of the TechRepublic poll speak for themselves.
Your peers have spoken; is it time to reassess your opinion of Microsoft? Are you hanging on to old, worn-out, cliched views of the company?
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.