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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.

3 responses to “Does iPhone’s Success Validate Microsoft’s S+S Strategy?”

  1. Raju Vegesna

    iPhone is an end device which we carry all the time. We don’t carry laptop all the time. S+S on an end-device might add value, but requiring a user to install software defeats the purpose as you are tied to a computer and OS – Obviously, MS wants everyone to run apps on Windows.

    S+S guarantees application usage (like Office) and Windows usage for MS with their cash cow in tact.

  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    Exactly, all these soundbites are just an attempt to preserve their cash cow.

  3. CloudWatcher

    Yeah, during Web 2.0, Stephen Elop (the guy who ultimately runs Office and other products) made the case that Microsoft’s S+S strategy is similar to what Apple is doing with the iPhone…

    WAIT! Is it *just* me, or this is the FIRST time that Microsoft has publicly admitted that they are following and trying to copy Apple?

    ps. I use a PC (and yes, with Windows), and no, I’m not a Mac fan boy.