Microsoft is still having one heck of a time grabbing a toe-hold in the internet market. And a new Mary-Jo Foley post chronicles this latest step by Microsoft: Splitting the Platform and Services unit in two. In my opinion, this is a long overdue move by Microsoft and shows the difficulty of large companies transitioning business focus.
Either that, or at Microsoft there’s a lack of executive-level thinking ability by the CEO and executives. Hmm… for the sake of the 90,000 Microsoft employees I sure hope this slowness to act is just due to momentum and the difficulty of transitioning business focus. On a related note: I kind of saw this coming back in February: Microsoft Live
For a current situational overview, check out Mary-Jo Foley’s write-up.