Tag Archives: Microsoft

Desperately Seeking WOW

There is a twilight period triggered by a business downturn when the leaders and innovators demonstrate whether they are leading change or being chased by change. Recently, some painful examples from global companies illustrate what business has to do during the limited twilight period when bright business conditions transition to dark and stormy. In my experience...

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Unexpected Holiday Competition for Xbox and PS4

The holiday sales season is fast approaching and the competition for the premium gift of the season just got a bit more complicated. Most people assume that the premium holiday gift battle this year will be between Xbox and PS4. But, some new competition has just entered the picture that may steal some of Xbox and PS4's holiday sales, and it is not a console...

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Best Practices for Innovation from Microsoft

Every company serious about innovation should anchor their pursuit in a vision, strategy and goals for innovation. These core innovation components should address not just enabling technology but processes and culture too. Microsoft has published this Innovation Management Framework as the culmination of a collaboration with a consortium of visionaries and practitioners to ensure that it includes thought leadership on innovation from Microsoft and its broader ecosystem.

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The Future of TV

For all the talk about cord cutting, viewership remains strong and TV’s share of the ad market is actually higher than it was a decade ago. In fact, the industry is going through a renaissance of sorts, where old models are mixing with new ones to create a vibrant new marketplace for content. For sure, the economics of TV are changing, but for the better.

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Microsoft ReOrg – Crafty or Confusing?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appears to be planning a major reorganization. The apparent objective is to help the company move toward becoming a "devices and services company" as presented in the company's annual shareholder letter last October. But, the question for investors is whether this is a crafty move that will help Microsoft launch renewed profitable growth, or is it leadership further confusing customers and analysts while leaving Microsoft languishing in stalled markets?

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How Samsung Changed the Game on Apple

Following very successful launches of the iPod (which transformed music from CDs to MP3) and iPhone (which turned everyone into smartphone users,) the iPad's transformation of personal technology made Apple look like an impenetrable juggernaut - practically untouchable by any competitor! But things look very different now.

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