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Microsoft Analysis

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Analysis of Microsoft as an software giant - their various businesses, competition, revenue in FY09 and trends seen this year.

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Microsoft Analysis

  1. 1. Operating Products Competition Revenue in 2009 Trends this year Segment Client Products like Windows Vista, Linux is its major competition Client revenue decreased inWith the recent release of Windows XP and other and now, Google has got into 2009 primarily as a result of Windows 7, Microsoft is standard Windows operating its bandwagon by releasing PC market weakness, trying to restore its face (that systems Chrome and Android. especially PCs sold to it lost during Vista times). Its businesses. early sales are better than those of XP and Vista in a comparable time frame. Server and Windows Server Linux (RedHat and Novell) Revenue in 2009 increased Linux is still trying hard to Tools reflecting growth in both penetrate into the server sales product and services revenue. for enterprises but the sales figures are increasing. SQL server, Visual Studio; IBM, Oracle (and Sun), Adobe Silverlight is seen as a ‘good’ Silverlight competitor to Adobe Flash System Center products BMC, CA, Inc., Hewlett- Microsoft signed a 3-year deal Packard, IBM, and VMWare with NetApp recently to focus on cloud management Forefront security products McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Microsoft released two more Micro pieces of its Forefront suite as part of its strategy to merge security and identity technology. Biz Talk Server; Microsoft Adobe, Borland, IBM, Oracle The development and Consulting Services and open-source projects. middleware areas will continue to do well as long as the Windows (and .NET framework) is sought by the enterprises.
  2. 2. Online Online advertising platform Google, AOL, and Yahoo. The revenue decreased Microsoft is in talks with Services – offerings such as Bing, primarily as a result of News Corp to block content Business MSN Portals and channels. decreased online advertising from Google. Personal communications and access revenue. services such as email and Bing is now rolled into Yahoo instant messaging as part of the search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo Microsoft Microsoft Office system and Adobe, Apple, Corel, Google, The revenue was flat reflecting It is widely believed that Business Microsoft Dynamics business IBM, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, decreased consumer revenue enterprises still largely prefer Division solutions. Zoho, Salesforce offset by increased business Microsoft Office desktop revenue tools. But, Google is not going to lie down and take it easy – they are aggressively going after enterprise business and cloud computing is becoming more prevalent. Entertainment Xbox, Zune, Mobile/ SONY, Nintendo are the This revenue decreased across Xbox continues to do well and Devices embedded software competitors to Xbox. most lines of business against their competition. Division Apple, Google Android, Nokia It is known that Apple and reign supreme in the mobile Android make the majority of space the Smartphone market.

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