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Old 05. Sep 2013, 11:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm sorry, but in the business community, I don't see PC's going away any time soon.
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Old 06. Sep 2013, 02:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would have said ten years, but the further I pushed it out, the less relevant it is. What I actually think is that MS will simply fade from the prominent company it once was. Real bankruptcy won't happen without some serious mistakes by MS leadership.

Apple's decline was simple attrition, not market changes as MS faces. MS faces potentially a faster decline. I think that includes a much slower replacement cycle (contrary to what you said). For businesses and consumers, there is lot less pressure to upgrade than in the past, even if mobile computers weren't in the picture.

And, I think you underestimate the impact to Microsoft's overall business to lose mindshare because of the declining PC market. MS gets a lot of their server and office business because they've owned the PC desktop.
QED: you said 5 years which is a lot different than saying they'd fade away over some longer period.

I didn't even mention many of the positive trends that will support Microsoft. Specifically addressing the slower replacement cycle, Windows XP retirement has been slow but is currently accelerating and this will give Microsoft a boost.

Personally, I don't care if Microsoft disappears. I'd be fine continuing with *NIX and Android or whatever comes in. But Microsoft have made some very positive steps in the last year that have convinced me to increase my commitment to Windows in the medium (3-5 year) term: better pricing, better integration (within and without the Microsoft universe) and a more clearly defined strategy.

I don't underestimate the impact of losing mindshare. But I don't agree that loss of mindshare in one market will affect all markets they are in. Microsoft will lose market share from losing mind share but that won't kill an effective business. For example, they get most of their server business because they have excellent server software and compete very effectively against the alternatives including free *NIX solutions.
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Old 06. Sep 2013, 06:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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People are constantly predicting the demise of MS. As long as they are the industry leader in OS, Business Software and Enterprise apps, consumer goods will always be a hobby for them. Xbox, cell phones, tablets, merely toys. They won't lead those markets and don't expect too, it's all about branding. Apple on the other hand lost their innovator. Without Steve's vision they are tremendously vulnerable to Asian companies like Samsung. Remember how Apple nearly tanked the first time they tried surviving without him?
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Old 10. Sep 2013, 06:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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MS took only Nokia "Asha" and "Lumia" series or complete Nokia? Although there are no other series of nokia phone in the market best to my knowledge.
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MS took only Nokia "Asha" and "Lumia" series or complete Nokia? Although there are no other series of nokia phone in the market best to my knowledge.
They have taken over the complete Nokia company.

And really, you are not aware of so many other Nokia models in the market? In India, Nokia has had a strong hold, and I think most of the Indians are aware of Nokia having so many different models.. how come you are not aware?
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They have taken over the complete Nokia company.

And really, you are not aware of so many other Nokia models in the market? In India, Nokia has had a strong hold, and I think most of the Indians are aware of Nokia having so many different models.. how come you are not aware?
I think he's talking of smartphone series of Nokia
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