Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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RE[2]: Stop whining!
by jello on Tue 30th Jul 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Stop whining!"
jello
Member since:
2006-08-08

The problem is not that they didn't have much luck creating their own OS. They could have hired the right people in order to fix that. (development, marketing etc.)

The problem is that they gave up control to another company. Now they are like peasants that gave up farming - depending on someone else to feed them. (...but they had enough money to buy seeds on their own and be self sustainable)

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RE[3]: Stop whining!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Jul 2013 07:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Stop whining!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It depends what the company culture is. I work as a web dev in a large gambling company, but I work in "operations" and I don't have any clout with IT Infrastructure so basically any request I want sorted takes weeks of negotiation.

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RE[4]: Stop whining!
by Fergy on Tue 30th Jul 2013 11:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Stop whining!"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I work as a web dev in a large gambling company

You could still be talking about Nokia ;)

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