Goes along with what I said earlier about how Google can position Android as a lynchpin in their nose-to-toes enterprise solutions. Not depending on their enterprise efforts for the majority of their bottom line means Google can make up for many shortcomings with great financial value.
Underestimate Google at your own risk.
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- The Onion said it first.
I used to look forward to what MS did. They've fallen far.Dec 26, 2012
- Don't really see how they can take them any more seriously on that front. Office 365 is all you can do really.
The problem is MS can't really compete with Google's overall strategy. They can throw barbs about being an advertising company but that's what's allowing Google to jump into any territory they want and make a splash. With their free services in the web age they have built up a mind share that MS just doesn't have. Google users probably actively think about Google and look at other products. Microsoft users are just using default tools that they probably don't think twice about.Dec 27, 2012
- How did they manage to screw up the Zune anyway. I was actually interested in one.
They need to go the IBM route and look to be the big boy behind the scenes. Be the platform that makes BYOD with iOS and Android possible. Time to bow out at the consumer level on everything besides Office. Windows is almost there as well.Dec 27, 2012
- MS does seem to be heading the IBM direction, right down to making a lot of their revenue on patent licensing. But I like how IBM goes around playing peacemaker, helping companies with fewer patents acquire patents to defend themselves, like Google against Apple and Facebook against Yahoo! They're making big bucks, and they get to seem like the good guys in the process.Dec 27, 2012
- That's the key thing...go there with a "good guy" image. Some days it seems like they will. And then they announce something like Surface and start all over.Dec 27, 2012
- I still think that Excel is the gold standard for spreadsheets that Google (or anyone else) cannot touch. Google has a ways to go before I am willing to give up Excel.Dec 27, 2012