Management Information Systems - Assignment 8

Management Information Systems - Assignment 8 - Real World...

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Q1. Why does Microsoft dominate the desktop and networked software market? Microsoft dominates the desktop and networked software market because it acquired a competitive advantage of being one of the first software companies to develop and mass distribute an operating system that helped to transition the personal computer from primarily a business machine to a user friendly home system. The success of MS-DOS in the early 1980’s followed by the GUI driven Windows operating system, cemented Microsoft’s name into the history books and made Microsoft one of the most successful software manufacturers in the world. Microsoft has been able to effectively invest its financial resources into product research and development, and have been successful in providing solutions that meets the needs of all their target markets. They have been successful at partnering with and absorbing their competition in order to tackle markets they have little to no experience in. Microsoft’s ability to
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