Sun, Dec 28 2008 21:43
Is Microsoft irrelevant?
Apple Just Killed Microsoft:
The World's Most Influential Companies - BusinessWeek:
The World's Most Influential Companies: The Influencers - BusinessWeek:
Seriously. Is Microsoft so irrelevant to the world? I'm going to bet that about 90% of you are reading this blog from a Windows platform. And I'm going to bet that regardless of whether you use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox it's installed on a Windows machines. And I'm going to guess that it will take a while for this promise of cloud computing where it doesn't matter what platform one uses will come to pass. Google's chrome in fact is trying to ensure that you use their Chrome browser for their gmail apps. But in all of this irrelvant talk one needs to ensure that we're not in an echo chamber of our own making.
I challenge us all not to get wrapped up the the hype. Don't get caught up in the hype that Windows 7 will solve all the problems of Windows Vista. Don't get caught up in the hype of cloud computing without doing due diligence. Don't get caught up in the hype that your clients will magically trust the cloud for housing all of their data.
Make decisions that make sense for business reasons, not for hype.
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