“In contrast to the innovation stagnation at Microsoft, Apple is delivering in a profound way,” Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO salesforce.com, writes for Fortune. “And, having taken a music player and transforming it to change the way we all use the Net, Apple dominates the current mobile paradigm.”
Facebook, as the single most popular app on the net today, is also training the future users of computing,” Benioff writes. “In many ways it is becoming the new connector of everything on the Internet with universal like. And as it nears half a billion users and is growing faster than ever before, it’s only a matter of time before a billion people use this new way to communicate. Everything about Facebook, the app, the entire ecosystem around it, and all of the user’s data and metadata is in the cloud. It’s a 100% pure Internet app. Most importantly, none of it is written with any Microsoft software.”
“Facebook’s success, as well as the rise of other new technologies like YouTube, devices like the iPhone and the iPad and models like Cloud Computing are evidence of a huge shift happening in computing — and it’s bigger than anything we have seen before,” Benioff writes. “IAnd although Microsoft is a casualty, it certainly is not the cause. This is the fundamental nature of our industry in which every 10 years or so a radical new paradigm of computing emerges.”
Benioff writes, “As we try to keep pace with these changes to a new computing industry, we are left with only two choices: innovate or die. Microsoft like DEC before it, and IBM (IBM) before it, tried too long to hold on to its Windows model believing it was permanent in an industry of impermanence. But it didn’t work out that way. Google outsmarted Microsoft into the Internet, and it dominated the next Internet paradigm. Now Apple is the clear winner in the new mobile paradigm.”
Full article – highly recommended – here.
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