Operating Products Competition Revenue in 2009 Trends this year
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
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
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
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.
Apple, Google Android, Nokia It is known that Apple and
reign supreme in the mobile Android make the majority of
space the Smartphone market.