Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Why Microsoft is in Trouble

Good read: "Why Microsoft is in Trouble" ( ).

Interesting snippet:

While the 30 employees in company I work for can make a living selling software for a few million $'s per year, Microsoft can't even look at markets our size. Why? Microsoft is too big. The market isn't significant enough to make a dent in their revenues. In order to grow, Microsoft can only go after huge, massively profitable markets, and those are becoming fewer and far between. When appropriately large markets do arise (internet search and services), they often compete with their desktop products. These markets threaten to cannibalize their core business, which forces Microsoft into the loosing defensive position.

(bold mine.)


Anonymous said...

This was posted yesterday 11/2/2004 4:27 PM.

Anonymous said...

Yep, this guy must have worked at Microsoft in his past. There's that "loosing" malapropism.

Anonymous said...

The first poster is very observant indeed

Anonymous said...

So Microsoft is in trouble because it's too big to make nickels here and dimes there? Hello, all big companies have this problem, yet all are not "in trouble", just Microsoft. IBM is big, and it has no problem making money. This is just someone who's read "The Innovator's Dilemma" yet hasn't analyzed what it really means.