Microsoft Corporation


TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROSOFT HISTORY 1
EARLY INFLUENCES 2
FIRST BUSINESS VENTURE 3
EDUCATION ATTEMPT 3
THE MOTIVATIONAL SIDE OF FEAR 4
A JAPANESE CONNECTION 5
IBM INFLUENCE 5
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 6
A CRUCIAL DEAL 6
COMPETITION ERRORS 7
BIRTH OF WINDOWS 7
MISSION STATEMENT AND ANALYSIS 8
INDUSTRY AND COMPETITVE ANALYSIS 9
DOMINANT ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS 9
Market Differentiation 9
Pace of technological change 10
Advances to the Printed Word 11
DRIVING FORCES 12
The Internet 13
The Information Highway 14
KEY SUCESS FACTORS 14

Microsoft History

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raw materials. Use of these
by-products from the earth's raw materials dramatically changed the world of
business and trade. With the subsequent invention of wire communications (i.e.,
tapping out Morse code and speaking over telephone lines), business and trade
grew exponentially. Wireless communications via the inventions of radio,
television, and motion pictures contributed greatly to the advances of the
Industrial Revolution. The need to find better ways of doing business to keep
the marketplace fresh and innovative has driven the human race toward the brink
of a new eraCthe Information Age. Unlike more tangible qualities of prior ages,
the Information Age offers less defined qualities. At the heart of this new age
is the advent of the personal home computer. Pumping life into this otherwise
material home appliance is software that incorporates the necessary commands to
access information stored within the computer's memory. The company that
offered the world its first ...

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time. Most students complied by getting jobs
outside school. Gates and Allen became programmers in the summers for
compensation of computer time and $5000 in cash. In his 1995 book The Road
Ahead, Gates describes the mainframe computers of the early >70's as A. . .
temperamental monsters that resided in climate-controlled cocoons . . .
connected by phone lines to clackety teletype terminals. . . .@ (11) He went
on to explain that a personal home computer called the DPD-8 was actually
available from Digital Equipment Corporation. According to Gates it was A. . .
an $18,000 personal computer which occupied a rack two feet square and six feet
high and had about as much computing ...

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