There's no disputing that Microsoft is a highly successful company. It's ambitions are set very high, and the company's determination to win in every market it enters is frightening to say the least.
Of course, like all companies, Microsoft has had extremely good times and some not so good times. From faulty starts to run-ins with government entities, Microsoft has been through a plethora of difficult situations. Bet yet, even through all the rough times, Microsoft continues to dominate the computing world. Windows is the undisputed king of desktop and server operating systems, and the company's venerable Office suite is used in nearly every office around the globe.
In recent years, we've seen Microsoft dip its hands into markets that surprised many at the time. When Microsoft announced it would enter the game console market, the news shocked many. Microsoft is also going after the Internet search and online advertising market and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Cloud computing is next up on the software giant's list, and we'll hedge our bets that it'll do well in this space too.
Considering all of Microsoft's blunders and successes, its world-wide dominance allows it to be the trend-maker and market shaker. So...
The question of the day is: If you were running Microsoft, how would you do things differently?
Some ideas to jog your thoughts:
- Xbox division
- Windows operating system
- Online search
- Internet Explorer
There's plenty of things that could be changed. What would be priority number one?