As a growing business student Microsoft would have the ability to take my pre-existing knowledge and expand it into one of their more rapidly growing markets. Having the ability to grow and change within a company is a very key aspect of business. You personally have the ability to create new ways to market and grow. Microsoft is a corporation in which I can see my abilities and talents put to use and I feel that I would be a perfect fit for them.
Microsoft was established at Albuquerque, New Mexico in July 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Microsoft’s main area of business at the time was software development for microcomputers with a particular aim in developing languages for these microcomputers. Microsoft particularly focused on developing a computer language called BASIC for the world’s first microcomputer, Altair. However, since then, Microsoft has “entered every market that relates to computers and information technology, from children’s video games to corporate networking, interactive TV, and on-line network services”. Some of the products: Xbox, Windows Phone, Bing decision engine, Microsoft Office and many more.
History of the Microsoft Corporation The Microsoft Corporation American is a multinational corporation that is based in Redmond, Washington, that specializes in developing, manufacturing, licensing, supporting and selling software for computers. It is probably best known for producing software such as the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems and it web browser Internet Explorer. Its leading hardware products include the line of Xbox gaming consoles. Microsoft is currently the largest software maker in the world in terms of revenue and for this reason it is also one of the most valuable companies in the world. The company was created by childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Microsoft Analysis Introduction and Summary of Company History and Background Information Microsoft over the past 27 years has positioned itself as the arterial system of almost all computers rolled into use across the world. Albeit with no competition worth the name to challenge its existence leave alone on technology advancements, the company has still managed to keep pace with both felt and perceived needs of its customers and its niche remains robust thus far. Nevertheless disturbing winds have begun to blow. Its corporate governance is under the microscope and the world is watching as to how Microsoft is bracing itself for the challenges posed both by competition (however innocuous it may be at present) and technology proliferation. Let us look at Microsoft¡¦s expansion plans and initiatives to integrate them to its existing competencies - Microsoft¡¦s role according to Mr. Gates himself is to provide a software platform that allows everyone who is building applications to build far more powerful applications.
From humble beginnings, inside of Bill Gates’ dorm room at Harvard, Microsoft became one of the biggest corporate success stories America has had in their history. It only took 35years for it to become one of the largest companies in the world. It operates in more than 60 different countries, offers a wide range of services and products. However, there are a few products that gained popularity amongst Microsoft’s customer base. They are the following products: Windows: Microsoft’s best product yet, Windows.
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.
Microsoft became one of the most famous and successful companies in the world. “Microsoft was one of the pioneers responsible for bringing the personal computer into the lives of millions of people.” (Musolf). The company has had such a great impact that now the name “Microsoft” is now virtually synonymous with computer software. “The idea that would spawn microsoft generated when Paul Allen showed Bill Gates the January 1,1975 issue of popular electronics that demonstrated Altair 8800.” (Nytime.com). Gates and Allen were curious and saw potential to make it better than what it already was.This soon led to make the microcomputer and he would call it the Micro Instrument and Telemetry system (MITS).
Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation are currently two of the most well-known software companies in the world. The two companies were founded around the same time and work in similar areas. Intel has a focus on processors (Hall), while Microsoft has a focus on operating systems (Zachary); however, they are both technology companies who have grown exponentially since their creation and reflect as such in their stocks . Although Microsoft and Intel have many similarities, they differ based on their past and projected stock values, current company circumstances, and strength of leadership. From this information, it can be surmised that Microsoft Corporation is a more stable investment than Intel.
Dell began as the vision of Michael Dell. The company began in 1984 with a simple business concept to build computers to order and to sell directly to customers. Dell has a history of achieving double-digit increases in annual sales. To maintain this growth, Dell is faced with many challenges in maintaining it’s distinctive capabilities and using objective analysis to ascertain it’s strength’s, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. “Dell's vision is to work closely with our development partners to provide 100% perceived availability to the application environment.” "Dell's mission is to be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve.” In doing so, Dell will meet customer expectations of: highest quality, leading technology, competitive pricing, financial stability, and individual and company accountability.