* Posts by Mike DiPetrillo

1 post • joined 8 Feb 2009

EMC and Microsoft ignore elephant

Mike DiPetrillo

Microsoft Doesn't Always Win

I keep hearing people talking about how MS will use "embrace and extend" to kill off VMware just like it has done with so many companies. The thing is that for every company you list that MS has killed off I can list one that they haven't.

Look at Windows Mobile. Not winning there. Look at Search. Not winning there. Look at One Care which was supposed to kill off McAfee and Symantec. Not winning there. Look at Microsoft Money versus Quicken. Not winning there. The list goes on and on and on. Just remember that MS doesn't win all the time. It takes creating something that actually works and people actually want to use.

- Mike DiPetrillo

NOTE: I work for VMware but the opinions here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.



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