Saturday, December 4, 2010

Microsoft's Future Just Left the Building

Computing pioneer Ray Ozzie was brought in to Microsoft to drive and spur innovation into the software monolith. Ozzie was brought in as Chief Software architect to help fill the gap left by Bill Gate's departure. He was tasked with pushing cloud, mobile, and network based software development to compete with Apple and Google. Unfortunately his efforts appear to have been stymied by a company that is too big and too entrenched to adequately make use of Ozzie's talents. Microsoft better do something quick because they are quickly becoming irrelevant to modern computing. I think now is a good time to take bets on whether Bill Gates will make a Steve Jobsesque return to the company he founded.

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(submitted by Mike)

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