This blog has been about Microsoft and its market share.
Specifically, on June 2009 I bet my friend Nick that Microsoft would lack a majority market share come June 2011. We discussed the three products that HAD the majority market share as of the summer of 2009:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer for browsers
- Microsoft Office for office suites
- Microsoft Windows for operating systems
Due to personal reasons, we did not conclude this project properly.
It was too time intensive to research the true market share of Microsoft products. It is without question that Microsoft no longer holds the majority market share on browsers, now with about 30% of the market share. The office suite question is still under debate due to Google Apps. Also under consideration is if tablets replace the desktop.
In summary, the question all along should have been “What will we count?” as office suites and operating system platforms instead of “What will we use?”
Without question, Microsoft is struggling to stay relevant as revenues plummet. Indeed, upon 2011 year close Microsoft is a different company. It is sad. I do not want Microsoft to fold. Competition is good even for the Apple and Linux-based products I prefer using.
After-all, I am a MSFT stock-holder.