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Title    Should Microsoft Sell Windows and Office? This Former Exec Believes So
Date    Thursday January 13 2022, @07:12AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/01/12/178216

upstart writes:

Should Microsoft sell Windows and Office? This former exec believes so:

A former Microsoft executive has offered up some advice for current CEO Satya Nadella: spin off Windows and Office and focus on Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing crown jewel.

Ben Slivka, a 14-year veteran at Microsoft who left in 1999, gave the unsolicited advice to Nadella in an interview with CNBC, saying: "The right thing probably is to bet the future on the cloud."

[...] On top of this, Nadella invested heavily in building out Azure and other enterprise-focused offerings to compete with Amazon's AWS and Google Cloud. By some estimates, Azure hold 20% of the cloud market, below AWS' 32% and above Google's 9%.

According to analysts that CNBC spoke to, spinning off Windows and Office would make very little sense. Nadella has built significant and much-needed synergies between Microsoft's various businesses, in such a way that the rise of one boosts the others.

So what do you think?


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  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Should Microsoft sell Windows and Office? This former exec believes so" - https://www.techradar.com/news/should-microsoft-sell-windows-and-office-this-former-exec-believes-so
  3. "Windows" - https://www.techradar.com/reviews/windows-11
  4. "Office" - https://www.techradar.com/reviews/microsoft-365-review
  5. "Azure" - https://www.techradar.com/reviews/microsoft-azure
  6. "CNBC" - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/11/microsoft-should-sell-office-and-windows-to-boost-cloud-former-exec.html
  7. "cloud" - https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-cloud-storage
  8. "estimates" - https://www.statista.com/chart/18819/worldwide-market-share-of-leading-cloud-infrastructure-service-providers/
  9. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=53297

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