Microsoft vs. Apple Infographic

I saw this infographic recently concerning Microsoft’s stagnation and Apple’s phenomenal growth in the last ten years. I regard myself as rather agnostic concerning brand wars and really don’t care what technologies a person or company uses, just so long as it works well. However, it might be interesting to note the lackluster decade that Microsoft has had. The Zune, Windows Mobile and Bing are all products that Microsoft as invested heavily in (especially Bing) and yet nothing much has come of any of them.

Clicking the infographic takes you to the site “MBAOnline” for a look at the larger graphic.

Microsoft MBA: Over 30 Years of Innovation
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I do see some good tools and products that Microsoft has made in the last ten years, but those are mostly systems tools. Aside from the Xbox, I can’t find a major consumer product that has taken off and set Microsoft apart in any space. Am I missing something? Anyone have a contrary opinion they’d like to share? Let me know below.


  1. Trever

    June 13, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I’ve seen it written that it’s what happens when you have a sales guy in the company head honcho role vs vision guy. Not sure what it means when a supply chain operations guy is in charge… Short term I can see Apple squeezing a bit more profit, leveraging its economy of scale but medium to long term I dunno about cohesiveness. Not that Jobs never made mistakes and backpedaled either.


  2. trever

    June 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

    See also about the new macbook pro being too closed for pro use. Perhaps, perhaps not. Depends on intended use.


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