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hia_intell 23 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 16, 2014 6:20 PM Member since: Oct 11, 2008
  • Reply to

    balmer is becoming a pretty good ceo

    by nonelogic Jan 23, 2014 10:02 PM
    hia_intell hia_intell Jan 24, 2014 10:03 AM Flag

    The CEO can stay ? Because the company associates with consumer markets and so a clown-around guy is okay ?

    All he has to do is support Atom and drop RT. Stop talking about devices and start talking about PC form factors. Keep the break-even mobile phone unit since no one else would want it and who knows it might lead to some clever idea not yet on the horizon. And start buying software companies so that there is something more than Office.

    Buy what softwares ? Well, AutoCAD, TradeStation, and Photoshop are probably not available but there are three examples. Of course, MS is not really interested in anything technically minded ! And that except for their Great Plains business applications.

    The current spike is like this, Oracle and SAP have ERP applications for large companies while MS has ERP
    applications for small companies. But a company can drop its IT department just by getting a massive telecom link and then have IT services hosted for them at data centers over the telecom link. And again, MS has a good percentage of the small company segment.

  • hia_intell hia_intell Jan 22, 2014 7:53 AM Flag

    I was real interested in Skype and I tested it but it doesn't function very well. It works best in just selling phone numbers that include call forwarding but I can do that with a pay-as-you-go cellular phone service at $100 a year.

    I would be looking for a IP phone service that works well on the minimum level broadband service. Or offer a IP phone service that works at some required service level. The cable TV companies do that at about $40 a month but they also charge separately for internet. The consumer being bowled over with multiple and expensive telecommunications services is not going to work.

    As for MS, their current development is data centers for cloud computing services. Amazon is ahead, IBM is behind, and SAP has reduced earnings expectations because of capital spending in this area. Oracle is buying cloud companies.

  • Reply to

    msft to miss by 11 billion

    by spre1975 Jan 21, 2014 12:02 PM
    hia_intell hia_intell Jan 21, 2014 2:49 PM Flag

    I think that they will meet earnings expectations.

    But a few months back the yearly earnings were expected at something like $3.10 and now they are expected at $2.66 .

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