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Saturday, May 06, 2006
Microsoft seems to have recognized they have to invest heavily in infrastructure and compete aggressively or risk losing to Google & other providers of software as a service. David Kirkpatrick captures the changing nature of the software industry- consumer software is increasingly taking the form of Internet services and software is becoming a capital-intensive business. Microsoft intends to spend staggering amount of money in building data cents to buy, build and manage the data centers that are the heart of the Internet economy. Long term, one can envision a world where most of the planet's 6 billion people are online most of the time. And we will all likely be communicating and being entertained with bandwidth-intensive video. Not for nothing we are beginning to see shriller views getting exchanged between Microsoft & Google. The beleaguered Microsoft is investing in being part of such a future where Google is clearly in already. Clearly, the changes Microsoft has to make to compete with Google are neither easy nor certain to succeed. I liked the views shared by Cisco’s Dan Scheinman speaking on the changes being attempted at Microsoft, - " You've moved from the tyranny of the application to this massive scale of infrastructure - this is a disruptive change in the computer industry. "Microsoft has to be willing to throw out everything they've done and change religion from Catholic to Protestant” .
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