Posted by: dkoepke | April 29, 2010

The state of Microsoft

The way we run our lives has forever changed. The employees we are hiring right out of school are appalled by the technology we use to run our companies. They are more productive at home than they are in the office. They call for a change that is difficult to hear in companies that rank seniority over insight. The new paradigm is amplified as entire industries like communications, music, and education are transformed forever

This paragraph caught my eye from an article about the death of Microsoft.

Fundamentally what they are saying is somewhat real, but I think the part they are forgetting is that most businesses today larger than 10 people are running on software built for good or bad by Microsoft. I think Microsoft will have to innovate quickly in the coming years to not become the next IBM, but there is still a chance for that to happen.


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