Microsoft At Risk: 10 Competitive Threats It Can't Ignore

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    Don Reisinger

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1. Chrome OS Google's upcoming Web-based operating system, Chrome OS, could pose a major threat to Microsoft. Although the software won't compete with Windows in the desktop and notebook markets, it will play a key role in netbooks. If the Chrome OS infiltrates the corporate world Microsoft will need to respond with a more capable version of Windows 7 to run on lightweight computers. The company might even want to consider a real, full-fledged Web-based operating system.
Microsoft dominates in business computing. With products like Windows and Office, Microsoft has been unbeatable, and it's been unlikely that any company would gain the power and control that Microsoft enjoys. But those glory days may not last much longer. There is increased speculation that Microsoft is failing to heed changes ahead. There are several threats that Microsoft currently faces. And without the right strategies, the company could be in for trouble. Let's take a look at some threats that Microsoft simply can't ignore.
This article was originally published on 2010-07-07
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.