Dienstag, 20. Oktober 2009

Microsofts Russlandfeldzug?

How did Microsoft find itself a leader in nothing and playing catch-up on every front — in MP3 players, on the cloud, in search. How did Amazon roll out S3 and not Microsoft? How did Google control the search market? How did Apple take over online music retailing and MP3 hardware? How did Microsoft let that market for smartphones get away from them? How is it that everything about Microsoft’s business is backward looking? This is the real problem they have now. They’re fighting wars that are already over. They’re investing huge energy into defending things they already control, like Windows. As they do this, as they put so much effort into lost causes like search (Bing v. Google) they keep missing out on new things. So their problems just keep getting bigger and bigger, like a snowball rolling down a hill.

Quelle: The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the Borg’s copycat business model no longer works

In anderen Nachrichten: Apple verzeichnet wieder einmal das beste Quartal in der Unternehmensgeschichte. Wie Gruber diese erfreulichen Umstände treffend zu deuten weiss:

More Macs and more iPhones than in any previous quarter in history. In a worldwide recession. With the holiday quarter still to come. Yowza.

Quelle: Apple Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Results

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