In my personal blog at http://gwbliss.blogspot.com I have been discussing the reports in the media about Gartner and others reporting that Windows is collapsing under its own weight. You can read the report from ZDNET here:
This may be wishful thinking on many people’s part, but if it is true, what opportunities does this present for Novell?
First, why is it collapsing? Too many resources are being focused on supporting the product rather than supporting the customer.
A perfect example of what is happening can be seen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Disruptivetechnology.gif
The features and functionality of the product have far exceeded the needs and abilities of the end users to take advantage of them. The product has become too expensive, too burdensome, and too big.
Novell’s opportunity lies in exploiting these three issues. They need to create an alternative that is easier to use, drastically less expensive, and much smaller.
If they don’t do it, someone else will, and steal away the fleeing customers from the crumbling Microsoft empire.
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