Posted by: David Vasta
IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Windows
I know this is getting long in the tooth but the time is right to strike and I for one think it makes sense to point it out while people are compelled to listen. Microsoft is suffering, not just from poor sales but from people leaving, no direction from the top level executives, and their product set is still very fragmented. All of the things that they accused Lotus and IBM of years ago now seem to have infected Microsoft as well.
The Microsoft bubble is over! Windows Vista, like Windows ME, was a complete flop. Windows 7 is not the savior they were looking for and the adoption levels are anemic at best.
Ed Brill makes a very compelling post about what Microsoft is seeing right now after the departure of Ray Ozzie and a few others. They are also letting down all of their investors and not keeping up with other companies in their sector.
Windows Phone 7 is not flying off the device shelves either. I don’t hear about anyone standing in line or fighting to get their hands on one. I would like to review one, but I am sure that Microsoft would rather me not touch one or even talk about it.
With SUN gone, Microsoft following them and other companies like IBM, Google, and Apple ready to fill those tech voids, things are looking good for the people who have had all the right IT answers and no one would listen to them because the FUD was too loud.