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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

2 responses to “Yes, Microsoft Can Become The General Motors Of Software”

  1. Kenneth Cheung

    I really like this post. The idea that companies can get entrenched in old world thinking and try to hold on too long to old paradigms is nothing new. However, I really think that MS has too many smart people to let the opportunities pass. MS has many signs of embracing cloud technologies, for instance MS live Mesh. Microsoft is never the early competitor in any market, but does come to be formidable in the longrun, look at XBOX, Zune, SQL Server, Sharepoint… there’s a long list of other product categories as well. I think MS is playing the same game as Larry Ellison, I write a bit about this on my blog http://www.uptimesoftware.com/uptimeblog/cloud-virtualization/cloud-computing-the-clouds-are-brewing-are-you-ready-for-the-storm/

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