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Analysis of Microsoft - Table of Contents Executive Summary 2 Company Background 2 Company Research 3 Value Chain Analysis 3 Customer Profile 4 Competitors 4 External Analysis 5 Internal Analysis 7 Financials 8 Situation Analysis 8 Alternatives 9 Recommendation 11 Implementation 11 Contingency 12 Bibliography 14 Appendix 15   Executive Summary Microsoft has been a leader in the software industry for many years. As the technology industry has changed, so has the type of devices. This change has created a market with a focus on mobile devices and access to data through the cloud....   [tags: Microsoft SWOT Analysis]
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Bill Gates and Microsoft - Bill Gates: The Most Influential Business Leader Today Bill Gates has established himself as the richest man in the world. He is the youngest self made billionaire, and perhaps the best businessman in the world. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1951 in Seattle, He Attended Harvard University and currently working as a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation. Reason for his success: Bill Gates had genius written all over him as a child. Though he never set out to portray himself, as the world's best computer programmer employees are stunned at his capacity to analyze and correctly diagnose software glitches, and his uncanny knowledge of even the latest innovative progra...   [tags: wealth, microsoft, philanthropy]
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Microsoft As A Monopoly - "Microsoft Corporation, is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44.28 billion and 71,553 employees in 102 countries as of July 2006. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its best selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, each of which has achieved near-ubiquity in the desktop computer market....   [tags: Business Analysis Microsoft] 843 words
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Microsoft Windows Files Systems - A computer file system described most simply is a process for organizing and storing computer data files. The file system, at the very least, must ensure that files are stored safely and are readily available for retrieval. At a minimum a file system must allow the operating system to write new files of data to the storage disk while at the same time protecting files previously stored, ensuring they do not get over written. And finally, a file system must make the stored files easy to find and quick to retrieve....   [tags: Software Microsoft ] 1352 words
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The History of Microsoft - The History of Microsoft Historians categorize blocks of time with the discovery of certain raw materials that humans utilized. The Bronze Age and the Iron Age were two periods in human history that proved through the discovery of artifacts that humans learned to harness these raw materials ingeniously. The Industrial Revolution of the late nineteenth century brought the discoveries of the Bronze and Iron Ages to new heights, and the advent of the locomotive, automobiles, cargo ships and airplanes were the most evident by-products of such raw materials....   [tags: Microsoft Computer Software Technology Essays] 4571 words
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Government Regulation of the Microsoft Corporation - Government Regulation of the Microsoft Corporation Does the government have the right to regulate large corporations, namely the Microsoft Corporation. If so, then to what extent can the government do so. Based on our research, it is the government’s responsibility to remedy Microsoft’s noncompetitive behavior in order to increase fair competition. The Microsoft vs. the Government trial has many possible outcomes, which may affect a specific party. Not only does the outcome affect the Microsoft Corporation, but it also affects the rival companies and the consumer....   [tags: Economics Microsoft Essay]
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Microsoft Versus the Department of Justice - Microsoft Versus the Department of Justice In today’s high-tech ultra-fast paced world, there can be no debate as to the importance of personal computers. Personal Computers control virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Businesses, regardless of their size, have local area networks, company Intranets and high-speed wide area networks. Billing, inventory and invoicing would be impossible without help from our Personal Computers. Stocks, bonds and commodities are traded in the markets around the world entirely by computer....   [tags: Computers Microsoft PC Essays] 1718 words
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United States vs Microsoft - “United States v. Microsoft was a court case filed against Microsoft Corporation on May 18, 1998 by the United States Department of Justice and twenty U.S. states. The plaintiff’s alleged that Microsoft abused monopoly power in its handling of operating system sales and web browser sales”. (Wikipedia 1) Basically this means that Microsoft Corporation was accused of forming a monopoly against all other software corporations because Microsoft was selling its computers with Internet Explorer already installed on it....   [tags: United States v. Microsoft] 628 words
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Microsoft vs. The Government: A Mandate for Compromise - Microsoft vs. The Government Although somewhat ironic, by now it is not surprising when the pioneer of an enormous industry becomes the focus of controversy. Such is the case for Microsoft Corp., which is currently undergoing many accusations of breaking antitrust laws. Some would argue that the corporation is making deliberate efforts to monopolize the software industry, while those naturally in favor of big business would encourage Microsoft’s “survival of the fittest” business attitude....   [tags: Software Microsoft Economics Essays]
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Microsoft Case Study - 1. What are the three or four most important drivers of Microsoft’s business model over the past 10 to 15 years that have accounted for the company’s spectacular results. Microsoft’s mission of placing a “PC running Microsoft software on every desk and in every home” drove their overall strategy early on. Depending on the business segment within Microsoft, one would see in place very different business models as the strategy for each line of business could vary. In the operating system (OS) segment, Microsoft initially brought in an existing product and modified this (MS-DOS) to work with the Intel microprocessor, which were the “brains” of the IBM PC....   [tags: Microsoft Business Analysis ] 1915 words
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Macro-Problems for Microsoft - Macro-Problems for Microsoft Microsoft vs. the Government is an interesting case that affects both the way we look at and use the free market. It affects many people, including the individuals high up in government, the employees of software companies, and, of course, the consumer who buys software products. The key issue affecting these people is whether or not Microsoft, the largest operating system provider who has a monopoly on the operating system software market, uses its monopoly to suppress the other competing software companies....   [tags: Monopoly Lawsuit Microsoft Essays] 1238 words
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U.S. vs Microsoft - Microsoft Case Part I: The government has been looking into Microsoft since 1990, when the Federal Trade Commission first started examining charges of monopolistic behavior. In 1995, Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement that required the company to change a variety of business practices, including key aspects of its licensing agreements with personal computer makers (2). Microsoft has grown into an enormous and powerful corporation by a combination of aggressive business practices and having written operating systems (DOS and Windows) for personal computers....   [tags: Justice vs Microsoft]
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The Microsoft Anti-Trust Case: Presidential Candidate Recommendations - The Microsoft Anti-Trust Case: Presidential Candidate Recommendations The Microsoft Antitrust Case is essentially the clash of two separate ideals, the key issue being how much influence the government should have in the marketplace. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Microsoft is in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, which states: “Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, shall be deemed guilty of a felony.” (“The Sherman Antitrust Act”) The Justice Department claims that Microsoft...   [tags: Microsoft Economics Software Essays]
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The Ethics of Microsoft’s Product Pricing Structure - The Ethics of Microsoft’s Product Pricing Structure Introduction Microsoft, currently one of the world’s biggest and most influential software companies, was found in 1975 by William Gates and Paul Allen.[1] It quickly positioned itself as a leader in the software community and due to the strength growth of its user base for the Windows operating system and numerous other products, it became both widely popular and widely hated. Many consumers love the suite of products that Microsoft offers because they are easy to use, are widely supported, and have many applications written specifically to for them....   [tags: Microsoft Business Economics Essays]
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Microsoft - Microsoft Microsoft continues its domination of the system software market thanks to the launch of Vista OS. But the rest are girding up as well Shashwat DC The Giant from Redmond might be under some pressure across the advanced markets due to a variety of reasons ranging from anti-trust to free software; nonetheless it continues to rule the Indian software market. Though there was a single percent drop in Microsofts market share, much like last year, it continues to command more than double of all Linux strains put together....   [tags: Software Microsoft Market Leader] 1351 words
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Microsoft Word Facilities - Microsoft Word Facilities Word is a program that provides the user with a comprehensive set of tools for modern word processing. It allows you to format special documents and tables, create form letters and graphical presentations, and to exchange data with other applications. It is an essential program for entering and managing most text documents. There are many advantages of using word to complete many different tasks and these are as follows. 1. Microsoft Word is an excellent word processing package for manipulating text documents as it provides you with an automatic spell and grammar check plus a thesaurus....   [tags: Papers Using Microsoft Word Software Essays] 1218 words
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Anti-Trust Legislation & Microsoft: Do The Ends Justify The Means? - Anti-Trust Legislation & Microsoft: Do The Ends Justify The Means. Anyone who uses a computer today has likely heard of Microsoft, the maker of Microsoft Windows. Over the past few years, as Microsoft’s software has dominated the market, Microsoft has been involved in a number of anti-trust lawsuits, claiming that Microsoft has engaged in unfair business practices which are monopolistic and anti-competitive. By the end of these proceedings, Microsoft was found to be in violation of federal anti-trust laws....   [tags: Microsoft Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Microsoft and Skype - Skype’s acquisition by Microsoft --- a strategic decision?. Microsoft- Company history & current situation: Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest software companies in the world which is headquartered at Washington, USA with annual revenues in excess of $50 billion. The company's core business is based on developing, manufacturing, and licensing software products, including operating systems, software development tools business and consumer applications, server applications as well as Internet software technologies, and services....   [tags: Merging Companies, Strategy]
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Apple and Microsoft - Throughout the past 37 years, two companies have ruled the personal computer world. Their feud has been a primary focus for supporters of both companies, despite the many issues that have been going on throughout America since 1975. These companies are Apple Inc. and Microsoft. Both are prosperous, well-known companies, who have dramatically changed the computer industry, and arguably, formed the industry in the first place. Both companies have a vivid history of success and prosperity, and both have made groundbreaking contributions to the computer industry as a whole....   [tags: Windows 7, OS X, operating systems]
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The History of Bill Gates and Microsoft - William Henry Gates III, or more commonly known as Bill Gates, was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He began to show an interest in technology at the age of 13, creating a software program to play tic-tac-toe. Over time, he and his partner Paul Allen built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft. With Microsoft’s great success, Bill Gates turned out to be one of the richest men in the world. In February 2014, Bill Gates decided to step down as the chairman of Microsoft. Microsoft started off as a small computer company with only 25 workers and a small office....   [tags: technology, software, IBM]
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The History and Mission of Microsoft Corporation - The Microsoft corporations is the largest software and hardware company in the world. It is famous for Windows, office and Xbox. Microsoft mission statement: Accessibility make it easier for everyone to see, hear, and use technology, and to personalize their computers to meet their own needs and preferences. For many people with impairments, accessibility is what makes computer use possible. Microsoft products: • Windows • Xbox • Microsoft health • Windows phone • Internet explorer • Microsoft office • Visual Studio Microsoft is a Public Company, that Microsoft has its headquarters ____________________ USA Microsoft Strengths: the brand itself is huge....   [tags: windows, computers, technology] 777 words
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Taking a Look at the Microsoft Corporation - ... In 1986, Microsoft became a publicly owned corporation and was earning a profit of 25 cents per dollar sold. Its growth was so exponential that it continued to make large profits, even during the Great Recession (Zachary). During the past ten years, Microsoft’s stock has fluctuated between $20 and $40 largely due to missing the major trends, including smartphones, tablets, portable music, etc under their last CEO, Steve Ballmer. On March 27, the new CEO, Satya Nadella made an announcement about the highly anticipated Microsoft Office iPad edition (Goldman)....   [tags: business analysis] 633 words
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The Dupont Analysis of Apple and Microsoft - Apple vs Microsoft Apple Inc. originated out of California in 1976. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak dropped out of college together to begin making technology in their garage. Apple’s technology skyrocketed becoming one of the top technology producing companies. They fell short in the nineties though, companies began to catch up and now there was more competition than before. Apple released their ipod in 2001, putting them back in the leadof the technology industry (The History of Apple). Presently, Apple is still exceeding other companies in the technology industry, such as Microsoft, Blackberry, Google and Hewlett Packard....   [tags: competitors, profit margin, industry]
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Taking a Look at the Microsoft Corporation - ... They have certain plans for its future. The most important plan is to recruit talented people for their company. They have their recruiting program which recruits top people in the country. They also have connection with the top engineering and business school. They provide scholarship to these schools. In return they get their best students working for them. They also offer internship for young people to gain knowledge about the company. After sometimes Microsoft hire these interns into their company for a permanent position....   [tags: Bill Gates, computer software companies] 968 words
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Bill Gates: History of Microsoft - Table of Contents History of Microsoft…………………………………………………………………..3&4 U.S vs Microsoft………………………………………………………………………5&6 Verdict……………………………………………………………………………...6,7,&8 What was Learned………………………………………………………………………10 History of Microsoft During the early seventies, type writers were the means of copying documents. Very few people knew anything about or heard of microcomputers. This all changed when two young computer enthusiasts, Paul Allen and Bill Gates, discovered a way to make computers more personal....   [tags: small business, IBM, internet]
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Brief History of Microsoft Corporation - ... In 1981 Microsoft took the first step toward diversification in the market for programming languages ​​and released MS- DOS, an operating system to the first computer or personal computer (PC ) from IBM. Microsoft then convinced other computer manufacturers to distribute licensed MS- DOS , after what happened to become the de facto standard software for these computers. Microsoft 's collaboration with IBM during the 80s resulted in the world's first mass-market phenomenon in the computer industry thanks to the MS -DOS operating system and the availability of microprocessors and other components....   [tags: software company, gates] 610 words
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The New Technology in Google and Microsoft - ... Although they are new, Google offers its products for the same price as Microsoft - starting at $5 per month per user. The company offers word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations through its Docs, Sheets, and Slides web applications. A nice feature of Google's products is that they are able to work on Microsoft Office format files almost seamlessly; migrating from Google to Microsoft is much trickier. Also similar to Microsoft, Google offers email, file sharing, calendaring, collaboration tools, and website hosting with its GMail, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and Sites services ("Apps for Business," n.d)....   [tags: cloud, computer, software, productivity, service] 877 words
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Recruitment and Selection of Microsoft Employees - ... Gates wanted the best talent available, and therefore recruited from elite educational institutions because without intelligent employees the corporation would not experience organizational growth. Today, Microsoft Corporation Human Resources Management consists of more than 1,500 human resources professionals throughout one hundred countries, and all HR professionals attempt to recruit, select and deploy large percentages of talented and motivated persons (Microsoft, 2010). People are Microsoft’s most valuable assets because without talented individuals the company may be at risk of loosing competitive advantage, and therefore the institution turned recruitment into a strategic HR pract...   [tags: intelligence, application, talent ] 1487 words
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History of the Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft, one of the largest corporations in the world today, employs over 93,000 people and is a public, multinational company that manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computers and is most widely known for its Microsoft Windows operating system. Microsoft not only markets computer hardware products such as the Microsoft mouse and the Microsoft Natural keyboard, but it also manufactures and sells home entertainment products including, the Xbox, Xbox 360, and Zune....   [tags: computers] 730 words
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The Monopolistic Actions of Microsoft - Technology plays an important role in our postmodern society. With everyone in the world connected in at least some form of technology, computing and technological firms take on an ever-increasing mantle in society. One such firm is tech and software giant Microsoft. In 2013, Microsoft reported a net revenue of $77.31 billion, while the firm grew by four percent. It owns subsidiaries in 113 countries and employs 100,932 people worldwide. In the United States alone, 59,197 are employed, with more than three-quarters are male and the rest female (Microsoft 2013)....   [tags: operating system industry, technology,software]
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Microsoft and Flextronics Work Together - ... For instance, Microsoft took a risk to give the key technological knowledge to Flextronics on the Xbox. Another risk to join the strategic alliances is a commitment towards the alliance’s members. Microsoft and Flextronics have already had their business affairs because Microsoft had contracted Flextronics to manufacture their computer mice. The Xbox manufacture would not have been better by Microsoft themselves producing it. They don’t have enough logistical and capabilities to mass produce the Xbox....   [tags: video gamer market, Xbox] 548 words
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Google, Apple and Microsoft Compared - ... Accidentally click that obnoxious blue "e" and you'll be at your computer for twenty minutes, waiting as it slowly loads. Xbox, Skype, and Office are considered the only decent products left, but even those are beginning to slip. And then there's Microsoft themselves. After Bill Gates handed over CEO to Steve Ballmer, all hell broke loose as humans raged about him. During the first twenty years of Microsoft, they were considered an evil monopolistic empire, destroying all competitors that came their way....   [tags: operating systems and coolness of gadgets] 709 words
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Is the Microsoft Surface Durable? - Is the Microsoft Surface durable. According to one video summary of a man torture testing the surface the product is put thru multiple extremes that the average person probably wouldn’t try. First, he places the Surface in his personal freezer for two and a half hours allowing ice to accumulate on the product; after immediately retrieving the product from the freezer he turns it on with success and no delay. The second test he performs is putting the product thru heat. He starts by preheating his oven to two-hundred fifty degrees and cracking a raw egg on to the Surface....   [tags: consumer´s want, protecting a brand] 1641 words
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The Decline of Microsoft Corporation - Introduction: Microsoft Corporation is a well-known multinational software corporation with offices in over 100 countries around the globe, which headquarters are in Redmond, Washington. It was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen back in April, 1975, and today is one of the most valuable companies in the world. Microsoft’s primary operations are involved in developing, manufacturing, and licensing a wide range of products and services related to computing. Company’s major purpose upon establishing was to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altar 8800....   [tags: Gates, Allen]
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The History of Microsoft Windows - ... The Intel 286 processor was what windows 2.0 was created for and when Intel 386 processor was created the windows 386 was released. In 1988 Microsoft becomes the largest software company based on sales. In 1990 windows 3.0 was released and in 1992 windows 3.1 was released. At this time Windows software was installed with floppy discs. With windows 3.0 you were able to use program file and program manager, you were also able to play games. Windows software development kit (SDK), which helps software developers focus more on writing programs and less on writing device drivers was very much helpful with the popularity of windows 3.0....   [tags: Paul Allen, Bill Gates, software company]
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How to Use Microsoft Windows - Contents Task 1 3 1.1) 3 How to open Microsoft Word 2013: 3 1.2) 3 Basic information about your computer 3 1.3) 3 Temporary storage area for deleted files 3 1.4) 4 How to use the Windows Help function 4 1.5) 4 “Florist” library 4 1.6) 4 Changing settings to “single click to open file” 4 1.7) 4 How to recover files from the Recycle Bin 4 1.8) 5 File extensions of Word documents and single-file web pages 5 1.9) 5 Difference between Windows Explorer and My Computer 5 1.10) 5 Four advantages of hierarchical file structure in Windows Explorer 5 1.11) 5 How to format a floppy disk 5 1.12) 6 Florist image and videos 6 Task 2: 6 2.1) 6 Three often used Microsoft Word elements 6 2.2) 6 How to change...   [tags: Internet Explorer]
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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - ... There is presently another bigger 12 inch screen, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 2160×1440 resolution. This is apparently a 2k color calibrated display, which has the same focal points as a Surface Pro 2 screen, regarding correctness. The aspect ratio is a bit non-standard however Microsoft claims one can have more substance on this screen, instead of say, a 13-inch screen with a 16:9 resolution. Abnormally enough, the tablet doesn’t look excessively tall either, with the picture introduction being given a nod with a start button on the right....   [tags: product analysis] 574 words
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Bill Gates and Microsoft - ... Next you have Microsoft Windows 286, Microsoft Windows 3.0, Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 3.0a and etc. Places that manufactures of personal computers licensed MS-DOS as their own operating system. By the early 1990s, Microsoft had sold about more than 100 million copies. They also defeated their rival operating systems such as CP/M which displaced in the early 1980s. Microsoft's Windows 3.0 and its subsequent versions were sold at a rate of one million copies each month. Almost nearly 90 percent of the world's PCs ran on Microsoft....   [tags: operating systems, windows] 764 words
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Microsoft Strategic Management Techniques - Microsoft has always been known as a software company, and not well known for its hardware. In fact, the only hardware that Microsoft sells to the retail market is branded peripherals. In its heyday, Microsoft was a market leader, bring an operating system to the masses, and leading in internet search. In recent years, however, most of the moves that Microsoft has made have not been in a market leader position, but have been in response to competitors threatening Microsoft’s positions. For instance, Microsoft had no interest in supplying the market with web-based versions of its office software until Google had tremendous success with Google Docs....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Case Study - Microsoft - The Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, two MIT students. According to crunchbase.com (2011) Microsoft is known for its “Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software”, as well as other products like Xbox, Zune and the Bing Search engine (para.1). What started out as a garage company has over the years blossomed into a software conglomerate of 89,000 employees. Aside from their internationally recognized products, I attribute Microsoft’s success and longevity of market reign to the fact they are a combination of an organic and mechanic organization....   [tags: Bill Gates, Paul Allen]
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IMB and Microsoft History - Microsoft History In terms of a progress, from uncivilized era of Stone Age to a civilized world of 21st Century, human mind has played a vital role in the society over the centuries. Human’s mind have gathered an ocean of knowledge, and created lot of device to make the world a better and comfortable place for the entire human race. There have been tremendous efforts and thoughts are invested to invent and create new products to leisure everyday life. Products such as automobiles, farming equipment, appliances and many electronic products have made life much easier since last century....   [tags: bill gates, technology, brand name] 1205 words
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Nokia - Microsoft Alliance - The Nokia-Microsoft Alliance In The Global Smartphone Industry On February 2011 Nokia, Inc., and Microsoft Corp. have announced plans for a “broad strategic partnership” under which Nokia will use Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform as a new operation system in it’s new smartphones. “Today, developers, operators and consumers want compelling mobile products, which include not only the device, but the software, services, applications and customer support that make a great experience,” Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, said at a joint news conference in London....   [tags: smartphone industry, swot, economy of scale]
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History of Microsoft Windows - ... Practically, there was a program manager and a print manager, furthering the viability of their use in the home setting; this was the first version in which Microsoft released a software development kit, to more easily allow developers to create to programs, which undoubtedly only furthered their popularity. In 1995, the newest installment in the Windows franchise, cleverly named, Windows 95, was the first to feature the iconic start button that allows quick access too many functions on the computer....   [tags: operating systems, bill gates]
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Types of Microsoft Windows - ... In that configuration, Windows could run the other multi tasking application, such as DESQview, that run in protection mode which was offered by Resi Kiswanto Intel 80286. Image 2-Windows 2 • Windows 2.1 Less than 1 year after the launching of Windows 2, in 27 May 1988, Microsoft released Windows 2.1. This is the first time Windows need hard disk to operate. Image 3-Windows 2.1 • Windows 3 Therefore, Microsoft released Windows 3 in 22 May 1990. It changed all the appearances and made it as the peak of success in Windows system operation....   [tags: operation systems, computer, technology] 1233 words
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Bill Gates and Microsoft - Bill Gates Bill Gates was a very intelligent man since he was young; one of his teacher said, “Gates was always a math whiz” ("Bill Gates “1955 - )"). Gates is very important in the computer world. He is the inventor of the entire Microsoft systems. Gates is also the creator of all of the Windows programs that are on computers. Bill Gates was born into a wealthy family and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time as he created Microsoft. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955....   [tags: Biography, Computer Technology, Windows]
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Linux vs Microsoft Windows - ... UNIX was used by a university Professor named Andrew S. Tanenbaum who used the code for UNIX to teach his students about Operating Systems; UNIX code was available for study purposes in universities. However, this kind of practice has since then been stopped. Without an effective tool to teach the students about how Operating System works, Mr.Tanenbaum resorted to making his own clone of UNIX called MINIX to teach his students. With the creation of MINIX by Tanenbaum, Linus Torvalds was inspired to make a clone of UNIX and then called it LINUX....   [tags: software, operating systems] 622 words
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The Microsoft Baseline Analyzer - The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is Microsoft’s user-friendly software vulnerability assessment tool intended for IT security professionals from small to medium-sized organizations used to scan one or more computers, and provide a detailed security assessment report with specific recommendations and guidance on correcting any found deficiencies (Vacca 2013). The MBSA used for this assignment was the MBSA version 2.3, which performed scans for missing patches, missing/weak passwords, and assess the holistic security status to determine any associated potential risks to the computer....   [tags: Worms, Passowords, and Conflicker]
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Microsoft XBox One Release - ... Many people will be affected within the release of the Xbox One. Someone who purchases the Xbox One’s family can be affected due to the time spent on the new Xbox One. With a new video game counsel, much time will be spent on it, depending on the person, so less family time may be concluded. The purchaser will also be affected in a good or bad way, depending on how you look at the topic. The new Xbox One’s owner will now have the advantages of web browsing, Skype, and music whenever they want to use the applications....   [tags: video game consoles]
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Exploring Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access - Exploring Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application, which will enable the analysis of data because it is able to perform calculations and routine mathematical operations for example a cash flow forecast. Spreadsheet files are known as workbooks, in which you work and store your data. Because each workbook can contain many sheets, you can organise various kinds of related information in a single file. Simple formula such as using Sum will add up column or rows of data quite easily, while more complicated formulas using IF statements can compare different values and then inserts the appropriate result....   [tags: Papers] 523 words
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Microsoft As A Monopoly - Since the early 1990’s, the United States government and the Microsoft Corporation have ensued upon a battle in the United States courts. The main issue at hand is ultimately money, but one more importantly, the supposed "Microsoft Monopoly." The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are detrimental to United States citizens, creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality, and should therefore be stopped. Microsoft and its supporter’s claim that they are not breaking any laws and they are just doing what they do; making money and providing a service....   [tags: Economics] 1301 words
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Microsoft Office - Microsoft is a dominant tool used in the business world, because of its vast range of computing solutions. Microsoft allows us to run businesses around the world, create solutions, and make discoveries. It is the most famous and user friendly work program. Microsoft Office affects businesses in many positive ways. Microsoft Office can be used in any business environment. Word is used for typing, excel for calculations, and powerpoint to creatively display a business’s work. Microsoft is the universal software; in order for a business to stay current, they must use Microsoft Office....   [tags: business, computing, Word, PowerPoint]
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A Scope Of Microsoft - There are many factors that must be considered when “scoping” out a company for a potential merger or acquisition. I being the CEO of a major competitive software manufacturing company look for many things. Things such as strategic planning, financial performance, technological advances and marketing opportunities are just some of the factors that must be looked at when considering another company for acquisition. In this case, Microsoft Corporation is our target. I will be examining the above-mentioned factors before making my decision on whether or not an acquisition will be feasible....   [tags: essays research papers] 1656 words
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Microsoft’s Diversification Strategy - Introduction This essay plans to focus on the corporate strategy of Microsoft, and show how Microsoft has used diversification successfully within their corporate strategy to gain a competitive advantage. This essay will utilise the following structure. It will commence by providing the reader with a brief history about Microsoft and then go onto explaining what corporate strategy is. Following this will be Microsoft’s diversification strategy in parallel with the reasons why they choose to diversify....   [tags: Corporate Strategy]
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International Corporations: Microsoft - Microsoft is an international corporation based in Redmond, Washington. The company was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. It is the largest software developer in the world by revenue, and it has diversified its market significantly since the 1990s with many new acquisitions and product developments in both the hardware and software market. Microsoft is known for having brought MS-DOS and the subsequent line of Windows operating systems to the world starting in the 1980s; arguably the company’s biggest claim to fame....   [tags: business and management analysis] 1066 words
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Human Capital: Ideas, the Internet and Microsoft - “Practically every day, 140 million out of the 170 million people who use personal computers (PCs) turn on their machines and see the words “Starting MS-DOS” (or a similar message). Seventy million people see another message- “Microsoft Windows”- as their computer screens fill up with graphical symbols called icons.” Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest technology companies in the world, with a value of $73.72 billion. It has changed the face of modern technology since it was established in August 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and is currently the largest software company in the world....   [tags: influential global corporations] 1420 words
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Microsoft's Surface Line - ... With a very poor list of apps for selection, the Surface RT didn’t appeal to many users. On the hardware standpoint, it was beautifully designed but had no way of adjusting the kickstand. Basically, it was a joke for using on your lap. With Surface 2, Microsoft does not hope to compete, but rather aims to refine the Surface RT model. Surface 2 fixes all its hardware problems allowing users two modes that would work on your desk and lap. Microsoft will be releasing it with Windows RT 8.1, which is a major improvement....   [tags: new products] 559 words
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From Railroads to Microsoft: Monopolies in America - By definition a Monopoly is exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices (Monopoly 2012). Individuals are often time fearful of a company or industry becoming a monopoly because it would control too much of a market share, and do whatever wants; this includes raising prices, to using excess capital to branch into even more areas (Rise of monopolies 1996). The market structure of a monopoly is characterized by; a single seller; a unique product; and impossible entry into the market (Tucker 2011)....   [tags: Business Administration]
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Microsoft: Paul Allen and Bill Gates - ... The idea came from a magazine entitled, Popular Electronics, the plan was to make a basic language implementation for the program Altair 8800 which was created by MITS it efforts to eventually score a contract to where they would have breathing room to make more and better programs. The plan worked perfectly, as Allen flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico presented their work and won the contract. They both packed up and moved to New Mexico. There, they started Microsoft and at the end of 1973 revenues from their company totaled over $16,000....   [tags: computers, windows, digital media] 1866 words
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Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Microsoft - ... “In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, two young computer hobbyists from Palo Alto, California, unveiled the prototype for the Apple 1 computer. A local computer dealer saw the Apple 1 and ordered 100 pre-assembled units. Over the next 10 months, about 200 Apple 1’s were sold.” (Musolf). “In the 1990s microsoft hit a very big period of growth. They came out with the Microsoft Ballpoint Mouse. It was designed to work with laptop computers. The Microsoft Ballpoint Mouse is suppose to clamp onto the side of the computer and didn’t use any desk space....   [tags: mouse, software company, computers] 924 words
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Microsoft Offers Business Intelligence Solutions - Class report (Business Intelligence) Business Intelligence solutions harness data warehousing and OLAP technologies to unleash opportunities to improve customer service, control costs, maximize profits, and make better decisions faster. These solutions enable organizations to aggregate data from multiple sources, build and manage an enterprise data warehouse, and make sophisticated yet straightforward analysis tools available to all employees. Many companies generate and store large amounts of information on a daily basis, including customer, sales transaction, and financial data....   [tags: technology, data, financial]
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Microsoft Outlook: An Important Business Tool - Microsoft Outlook is a comprehensive communications platform, included with Microsoft Office, that enables developers to transform Internet-based email into a set of highly interactive communications services—such as work flow management—in an organization. Closely linked to other Windows applications by means of the messaging services built into Microsoft Windows, Outlook creates many opportunities for imaginative application development. It is one of the most utilized software programs with over 200 million daily users....   [tags: Computer, Network] 675 words
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