Opinion: The real reason for Microsoft’s woes

Microsoft Corp. isn’t what it once was. It’s still a fabulously rich — despite registering its first operating loss — and somewhat powerful company, but it isn’t the centre of the IT universe any more. That spot has been taken by Google and Apple. Which has led to a number of news organizations to take another look at Microsoft’s past and future.

What we have here is an evaluation of one work — dismissed as “an eloquent hatchet job of Steve Ballmer” — rather than an analysis of what is claimed to be the real reason Microsoft is in trouble: “Industry structure dynamics.” The author admits that duller than a theory based on personalities, but argues its closer to the truth.

You be the judge.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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