Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 13th Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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even sharepoint seems to be struggling in the private sector

At the entry level, sharepoint is free, but it doesn't take long before it attracts rent (via CALs).

There are a number of very decent alternatives that do not attract rent.

One can save a fortune by not using sharepoint (even if one does use Windows).

Edited 2010-12-14 09:41 UTC

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