As the mobile phones and table computer become more and more prevailed and intelligent, more and more customers prefer to buy smartphone and table computer for their daily use, the PC seems not so important anymore. However, it is bad for Microsoft. As we know, Microsoft is famous for Windows operating system, which is commonly used in computer, while it is late in mobile phones. When Microsoft realizes the crisis, and introduces Windows phone and wants to recapture the mobile phones and table computer market, it’s too late because the market has been occupied by iOS and Android operating system. The market share of Windows phone is negligible.
Microsoft is one of the world’s largest technology companies, and they have had many ups and downs over the years. What is Microsoft’s strategies at the business and corporate level to succeed in an ever-changing technological field? Who are Microsoft’s competitors and how do they shape their decisions? Microsoft’s continued success depends on how they interact with their competitors and how they plan on moving forward. Will they continue to succeed or is their recent success unsustainable and will they lag again?
Microsoft is an American technology company which develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, system, consumer electronics, and services. In recent decade, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions to grow the company such as Mojang, aQuantive, Nokia, LinkedIn and lot of others. Some of them added valuable new business software to Microsoft's portfolio. Some of them also cause huge loss of Microsoft or some problems but not failure. Microsoft/Skype is one of that which also has some mistakes in acquisition.
Apple personal computer evolution Apple I – 1976-1977 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs designed and hand-built it in family garage in 1976. 200 was produced and sold at $666.66 and customers had to built their own case. The company came up with philosophy: providing consumers with the easiest PC on the market to use. Apple II – 1977-1993 Jobs chose to put rainbow colors in Apple logo to reflect the Apple II’s color output. The first color graphic set Apple II outstanding from its rivals in the market.
Microsoft (MSFT)'s main competitors include the industry's most famous technology companies. The list includes well-known brands such as Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), SAP, IBM (IBM) and Oracle (ORCL). But these companies cannot pose a threat to Microsoft due to Microsoft needs to effectively compete to remain successful. During this period, new competitors appear, experts predict that Microsoft's decline will be the same as other companies but Microsoft has maintained a superior business for over three decades no technology company can match its record. Furthermore, Microsoft is no slouch in the hardware business some very nice keyboard and mouse came out from Redmond.
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But as long as it does not involve a market where the state through licensing, authorization, restriction of building permits, producer or similar rules limiting new establishment so is Microsoft's success that Microsoft is giving consumers what they want better than competitors. The state cannot by antitrust "force" until competitors - and it does so it gives Microsoft's competitors an unfair advantage, just because they happen to be less on the market than
There is no doubt that both Microsoft and Nokia are large multinational corporation and are both leaders in the technological industry. Whereas concerning the alliance would take place in the industry of mobile phone, thus it is assumed that Microsoft is the laggard and Nokia is the leader. However, Microsoft’s competence in other field such as software (in this case applications and mobile system platform) and financial power are beyond Nokia. In conclusion, in the aspect of leader/laggard relationships, the level of opportunism for both companies would be relatively
4.1 DESCRIPTION - CAUSE OF THE THREAT Microsoft Windows XP has been around since 24 August 2001, it had been used by all users from around the world for about 13 years or so. However as the date 8 April 2014 comes, Microsoft decided to crease the technical support for the Windows XP operating systems. Meaning that there will be no more updates or patches for the operating system to defend the computer against virus, malware, or any others harmful programs.  Hence, this will lead to a high security risk to users who are still using Windows XP. The reason Microsoft derive to this decision is because they want to provide greater experiences to the users using the more recent operating systems rather than spending money to improve on older