Category Archives: Opinion

Has Microsoft lost its vision?

Dark days for Microsoft: After losing its head of Windows development, now its head CFO has just left the company. It seems all high profile people at Microsoft from Bill Gates to Ray Ozzie are running away one after another as the company keeps shooting itself in the foot and it seens the company has a lot of trouble finding itself:

  • From Windows phone to Windows 8, it seems that it is going out of its way to make Windows more difficult to use. 
  • The eroding shares of Internet explorer, once the king of browsers has turned it from a monopoly to a minority.
  • Bing, despite a lot of efforts and money invested seems to have difficult time increasing its market share.
  • As a consequence of these multiple costly mistakes, Android tablets and now Chrome books have become a direct threat to its core Windows platform.

As more and more fingers point to Steve Ballmer, it seems Microsoft is losing its dominance. Yes, earnings are up but in my humble opinion, the company either needs a major direction correction ASAP or like the titanic, it will eventually sink very quickly.