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Is Microsoft Really Innovative? Lots of Global Senior Managers Think So.

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| China's President Hu Jintao Visits Microsoft's Bill Gates--Who is More innovative?

April 19, 2006

Is Microsoft Really Innovative? Lots of Global Senior Managers Think So.

Bruce Nussbaum

OK, I a, getting getting lots of messages offline about Microsoft being # 5 on the BusinessWeek/BCG Most Innovative Companies list. What's up with that, they're saying. Not too many folks, especially in the valley, look at Microsoft and see innovation. Many just see monopoly profits. But there is a case to be made and here are the raw "Why's" from respondents to the survey. Do they have a case or not?

Here goes with Microsoft:

Again, providing solutions to make things easier/better than people even realize they need.

Again, they use the whole business value chain to drive improvements for customers and advantage for themselves.

Always entering new business lines


Being the number one on the industry, is significatve the effort done to "keep on going" with innovation.

Better strategies than anyone else to counter competition and also innovative in removing any new companies in the way of growth to Microsoft

Capable of bringing to the market new and innovative products even if not discovered within Microsoft

Capable of bringing to the market new and innovative products even if not discovered within Microsoft

changed and dominates PC market

Changing the world

Command of the entire sector

Complete and total ability to capture and retain an immense customer base. We need to figure out how to innovate our offering to do the same.

Continue innovation to keep a market leadership position.&LF;Extend leadership into other ares as games, internet

Creative use of technology to make life more managble for businesses and consumers.

Deloyment of new technolgies

for changing the whole game rules once the competitor's threaten to come close

For their dominance in the software business

Fully integrated approaches fo business and personal productivity

good pipeline of innovation, execute a few priorities

He is alway change by IT

Holistic product & services range

I like their ability to take risks.

Imaginative, first rate products

Innovation & marketing leader

Keep innovating products and services/ lead industry trends and market/ Constantly expand to other markets and value chain

Leads indurstry and managed to lock in the market

lider the way for the internet

Makes the brains/OS that run the world's computers

Mixed development acros the world and combining it excellent market delvery of the products

MS windows is just an amazing tool for my day to day activity for moderate pricing. Plus, MS is on the top of innovations with regular system update and additional application launch

New product and new business

New product offerings

New products, new alliances, new business models

No other company in recent history has been able to acquire a similar level of presence in out day to day life, and this occurred through new products and/or services.

Not always first but listens to customers or they wouldn't have the market share they have.


Permanent launch of new products such as Vista, etc.

Pioneers of operating systems, continue to recreate innovation in new areas

planned obsolence with product upgrading

Reeineventing the desktop architecture

Seeks to improve their products

spreading knowledge to each and every home

The speed at which Microsoft has infiltrated the lives of the global population in a useful, practical way is nothing short of an innovation miracle.

their business is made by innovation

Their innovations are still resulting in our way of life.

they did not exist 25 years ago; they're kings of the world today

They gained a dominant position, and they have maintained it in one of the most competitive businesses.

they have a longterm vision and realise it step by step

they have customer relevant solutions in almost every case industry first

They manage to keep a very strong product development pipeline with everybody else in the world shooting at them

They manage to keep the biggest market share in an industry in which technology can be obsolete in days.

Utilizing their platform for new products and services very well.

World leader in software development

x-box outside traditional sw field

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"Innovative, competitive counter strategies" are forgiving phrases for a company that is just plain abusive, and continues to collect taxes for markets they only participated in, often illegally and unethically.

Posted by: Mafiasoft at April 23, 2006 11:00 AM

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