Earlier this morning, I published a story about how the outlook for Microsoft looks rather dismal heading into the months and years ahead. Unfortunately, it was sloppy journalism. I’ll admit that. I’m a college student that occasionally writes on the fly, so sometimes my opinions get mashed into an indecent article with inadequate factual information to back up my points. So, if you will allow me, I will give it another shot.
Let me begin with the decline of the PC market, highlighted by plummeting sales and shrinking profit margins. Most analysts predict that the situation is only going to get worse, simply because PCs are becoming too good these days for consumers to merit an upgrade. Moreover, traditional PC sales are being hindered by the increasing market share of Macs and gradual shift towards the adoption of tablets over full-sized laptops. (more…)