quote: So Ballmer's reorg is going to kill all these ugly inefficiencies. Hopefully the new MS will focus on the ONE single pivotal product and try to make it as good as possible, instead of producing similar crap from multiple teams that does same things but only slightly differently.
quote: take anti-MS ramblings of Swash with a seriously big grain of salt, that is all
quote: I'm just suggesting you guys to take anti-MS ramblings of Swash with a seriously big grain of salt, that is all :) We all here know he has an agenda on this. So think for yourself, do not blindly trust the posts of anti-MS "analists" Swash is usually pushing here.
quote: I think the idea of "Functional" or "Divisional" organisation is misleading, whether it is one or the other is less important than whether Microsoft is adapting to the new technology so it is keeping up or staying ahead of the competition, which it isn't.
quote: But Jobs had unequalled authority in a battered and almost despairing Apple organisation,
quote: If another Steve Jobs turned up at Apple today would he be given the same opportunities as did Steve Jobs 1? No, almost certainly not, and that is the same problem facing Ballmer: he is trying to keep a profitable company profitable, he isn't trying to bring Microsoft back from the brink of collapse.
quote: But the argument that it's a problem that doesn't need to be solved is a completely illogical one. It is DEFINITELY a problem that has to be solved.
quote: They actually control 30% of all searches
quote: The Surface charge comes largely prior to the $150 USD on the unpopular Surface RT variant, meaning more big charges could await.
quote: Still the windows divisions' 50% gross margin is very healthy.
quote: Profit (income) dropped by $2B but that's to be expected since they're spending money on new development and initiatives
quote: The Surface charge comes largely prior to the $150 USD price drop...