Why Microsoft's Big Bet Will Still Fail

As most tech investors should already know, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) CEO Steve Ballmer recently revamped the sprawling tech giant in hopes of catching up to Apple and Google in our increasingly mobile world. Ballmer eliminated many of the historically "siloed" product groups, instead replacing teams dealing with specific functions. For this, he deserves ample credit, but it still leaves Microsoft largely on the outside looking in as its competition continues to pull away. In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner gives two reasons why he still isn't buying Microsoft's new strategy.

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  • Report this Comment On July 18, 2013, at 1:00 AM, grahamsway wrote:

    One can be reasonably skeptical about Microsoft being able to pull it off but they are making the right moves.

    The re-alignment fits in well with what the real goal is, building an integrated ecosystem of devices and services tied together in the cloud. If Microsoft targets the right market, corporate not consumer, and they can deliver, there is a huge amount of potential there.

    Everybody talks about Google's or Apple's big lead but in reality its zip in enterprise and consumer's quickly going to be incredibly low profit due to the huge competition really ramping up in that area.

    Microsoft's not particularly cheap but it'd be really interesting at a bargain.

  • Report this Comment On July 18, 2013, at 2:24 AM, mylove4life455 wrote:

    It's easy for some loser writer to come on and say worthless junk to get a headline

  • Report this Comment On July 18, 2013, at 9:18 AM, melegross wrote:

    Same thing for a loser poster like you, myloveforlife455.

  • Report this Comment On July 19, 2013, at 9:37 AM, TMFTheDude wrote:

    If MSFT's numbers last night indicate anything, looks like I might have been on to something.

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

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