You may think it’s strange, but some of the world’s biggest technology companies are running the risk of being wiped off the map for years to come.
Can you imagine a world without Windows? That’s what’s supposed to happen in the next decade, because Microsoft is having serious trouble fitting the notebooks.
Between the late 1990s and the early 2000s, there was no mobile phone company as powerful as Nokia. Robust, high-quality devices have made it the No. 1 company in the industry.
In 2010, the market share taken by Nokia was 31% worldwide. In the first quarter of 2011, this share had already fallen to 25%. If we were to point out a culprit, it would be the choice of mobile operating systems.
Before long, Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) took the reins of the market and made that the Symbian was renegade by great part of the consumers. THE
Now Nokia’s proposal is again risky. In a market taken over by Androids and iPhones, the company has partnered with Microsoft to launch new handsets with Windows Phone 7.
Nokia needs to be superior to other companies that use the operating system. In short: there are many factors that need to be adjusted so that Nokia does not fail again.
The attacks of the last months should not end there. Even with all the reshaping of PlayStation Network security and other online services that Sony owns, the public’s mistrust has not gone away completely.
It is not only the maintenance costs, but also the losses of consumers that originated with the crisis. Many decided to buy the Xbox instead of the PlayStation, just as a large portion of consumers returned the Sony console because they could not enjoy the benefits online.
Nearly $ 2 billion should be spent to re-establish production lines and to reform everything that was destroyed by the earthquakes that struck the country in March.
After all this damage, Sony has announced that one of its divisions faces financial difficulties. This is Sony Pictures, responsible for the production of successful films (such as “Karate Kid”, “Men in Black” and “Da Vinci Code”).
What would you do if you bought a company for $ 580 million and a few years later sold it for only $ 35 million? We are sure that you would not be happy at all.
The reasons for the devaluation are diverse. As a social network, MySpace is losing more and more space for Facebook, which already has hegemony in the segment and is not threatened by any rival (Google+ is still not offering danger).
Remember the beginnings of MySpace?
Maybe the way out is to go back to that market, but there are a number of other ways to do that now. Independent websites and blogs, the iTunes Store and even YouTube have more audience.
If we were to ask, in 1995, for any computer user what Intel’s future was, it would be difficult to find someone saying anything other than “success.” Unfortunately the story is changing, and every year, it becomes clear that the company needs to change its vision if it does not want to join the roster of time-forgotten manufacturers.
Maybe you’re thinking that Tecmundo is crazy and that Intel will never lose ground to other competitors, but we have several reasons to say that.
This architecture being exploited by Texas Instruments, Samsung, Qualcomm and NVIDIA has achieved ever better results and today’s top electronics use it (which includes the world’s best-selling tablets and smartphones). Ultrabooks do not use ARM chips.
Noting that the world is moving towards laptops, it is unlikely that Intel will be able to remain the market leader for years to come, unless rapid changes are made to the company’s positioning.
Even with Intel enjoying a huge advantage over AMD, the results obtained with APU chips (which integrate CPU and GPU into a single device) have shown that AMD can once again dream of the top spot in the world.
While Intel Sandy Bridge processors have still not been able to make games run with good quality (without the use of external graphics cards), AMD’s latest tests show that A8 processors can run the Crysis game in detail without requiring graphics graphs.
Losing space in the computer market and without high expectations for laptops, Intel may be in its last years of life. We repeat: either Intel is again concerned about research or will be absorbed by the ruthless market.
It is indisputable: Windows is the most widely used operating system in the world. The problem is that, like Intel, Microsoft took a long time to realize that the future lies in laptops. More than that, the future is in the clouds. Yes, the company was comfortable with the market and forgot that it was necessary to renew itself.
Today, the number of computer users grows very little compared to the number of consumers adopting portable systems. For this reason, iOS and Android win much more hearts than Windows, Linux and Mac.
It goes without saying that hardly any company will be able to take the dominion of Microsoft in the market of the computer operating systems, but little by little this segment is losing space and the empire created by Bill Gates can never really own the force that already had.