Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Rethinking Ray Ozzie | Cloud content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

Final paragraphs of a timely Microsoft reality check
"So in 2005, Ozzie saw the services revolution and in 2010 he saw the devices revolution. In 2012, almost two years after he left the company, Microsoft declared that it would focus on devices and services going forward. Amazing.
Put simply, you need to read both of those memos from beginning to end with an eye on when they were written. And when you do, you will come to an inescapable conclusion: Ray Ozzie was right. And Microsoft's senior leadership did not listen, certainly not at the time, and perhaps not until it was too late.
I feel like someone owes that guy a beer."
Rethinking Ray Ozzie | Cloud content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
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