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CRN: Can Microsoft Learn To Swat Flies?

Mar 26, 2000, 22:10 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Anderson)

"...Microsoft has created one of the greatest wealth engines of the last 100 years. Today, however, they face an array of new challenges, which is part of the problem. They face lots of challenges rather than one big powerful enemy."

"Consider these 10 "flies" buzzing around the company:"

"5. Is Wintel important any more? The sweet spot is moving to bandwidth from CPUs. Even Intel is shifting strategy to bandwidth. Is Microsoft's $370 million investment with Andersen Consulting a sign that other platforms offer better prospects?"

"7. Is Linux winning the server fight? Are start-ups winning the client fight (for example, free e-mail systems vs. Exchange)?"

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