A while back, I came across this Mac centric post titled This Chart Proves Microsoft’s Worst Nightmare Has Come True. If you don’t feel like clicking the link then I’ll save you the trouble – it’s a chart showing that PC growth rates are rapidly declining, and that you can (somewhat unsurprisingly) place the launch of the iPad on the chart’s timeline to see that it had some affect on things.
However, I’m not sure that this is much of a nightmare for Microsoft. Sure, their lives would have been easier if nothing had ever changed, but I’m pretty sure they saw this coming. What makes me think that? This: Microsoft announces Windows Azure is now used by over 50% of Fortune 500 companies.
I’m no analyst, but to me it seems like Microsoft timed their move into cloud pretty well.
Tags: Windows Azure, Microsoft