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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed:: Despite the outward serenity of Gatesville, Microsoft is facing a unique problem — how to grow while fighting on multiple fronts? The era of competition from ageing tech titans like Scott McNealy at Sun Microsystems or Larry Ellison’s Oracle Corp is over. […]

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed:: Despite the outward serenity of Gatesville, Microsoft is facing a unique problem — how to grow while fighting on multiple fronts? The era of competition from ageing tech titans like Scott McNealy at Sun Microsystems or Larry Ellison’s Oracle Corp is over. Instead Microsoft faces an army of renegade software coders; consumer electronics giants from Japan and cellphone makers from Scandinavia.

  1. Microsoft: Old And Fat?

    At the start of this year I had written an opinion piece on Microsoft and the challenges it faces as the world moves away from personal computers and become more of a connected universe where networks, devices and home entertainment…

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  2. [...] Blogs and the world at large has gotten into a habit of focusing on the near term, the here and now. Everyone misses the big picture. Vista and Office 12, the so called new engines of growth (admittedly with newer technologies) are looking to tap into the same wallets they have tapped before. For Microsoft PC has been the money machine, and that will always be the case. I had once said, Microsoft’s biggest problem was how to get bigger. That question hasn’t been answered. James Stoup, has an excellent piece on Microsoft’s future prospects. While it has been written by a Mac person, it does you a scorecard of why not all is well in the Gatesville. [...]

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