Stephen Elop … would consider breaking with decades of tradition by focusing the company’s strategy around making the popular Office software programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint available on a broad variety of smartphones and tablets, including those made by Apple Inc. and Google Inc.
Elop’s assumption is that Microsoft could create more value by maximizing sales of Office rather than by using it to prop up sales of Windows-based devices.
This is a controversial view but a win for everyone. Microsoft makes more money and gets more users across a broad range of platforms.
The article goes on to entertain the idea of selling off the Xbox division ($$$) and shuddering Bing because they are not crucial to the strategy of Microsoft.∞ | Posted by Wes at 2013-11-08 11:37:34 AM