February 27, 2013

Microsoft Should Break Itself Up

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


Microsoft is into too many things. Operating systems, office suites, programming languages, games, game consoles, laptop/tablet computers, publishing, back-end software, mail subsystems, bookkeeping, keyboard and mouse manufacturing, cloud services, font development, database software, retail operations, phone operating systems, etcetera, etcetera. It's time to break it all up.

I have been pounding the drum for carving Microsoft up into smaller companies for years. The first break up idea I suggested around 1995 was simple. One division for consumer, another for enterprise. Done. That morphed into the Windows operating system division on one side, and everything else on the other.

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