Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Feb 2014 09:51 UTC
Microsoft

Satya Nadella needs to find Microsoft's new "a computer on every desk and in every home running Microsoft software". Here's my stab at it: Microsoft services, sending data to and from every networked device in the world.

The next ubiquity isn't running on every device, it's talking to every device.

Interesting view.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by Phloptical on Thu 6th Feb 2014 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
Phloptical
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"To me it seems Microsoft has an advantage with Windows and Office in the business world.

Seems to me that 'advantage' is shrinking everyday.
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How, exactly, is that shrinking?

Corporate IT 101 -- Windows on the desktop, Windows Server on the VM, MS Office on the workstation, and MS SQL for the DB.

Shrinking because of Linux? Yes, Linux exists in the datacenter but the user population doesn't want to know about it, see it, touch it, or think that it exists. So it runs happily behind the scenes cloaked in the garb of ESX, WAN accelerators, switch OSs, Spam filters, de-dupe devices, SAN OS, etc.

Shrinking because of iPad/Android tablets? Lol....right.

MS was hurt by Windows 8, but by no means have they lost their hold on the corporate world because of it. As long as I can buy end-user hardware and run Win 7 on it, I'm good to go. Just buying time, while waiting for Win 9 to magically fix all the problems.

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