As usual, Microsoft is pretty late to the game and has been struggling to gain a decent share of the market since few years. These delays cost them huge and has provided an opportunity for Google and Samsung to flood the market with cheaper devices. Apple polishes an existing technology to such an extent that it appears to be invented by Apple. They are an expert in that and hence they appear to be innovative in the minds of people. The world, as it stands today, has been hypnotized to a great extent by Apple and I don’t see this phenomenon ebbing out in near future. The success of i-Devices are a combination of technical excellence, brilliant marketing methods and also being at the right time at the right place. Microsoft is nowhere to be seen in the Tablet market. And Microsoft is slowly but steadily loosing relevance. However, for the software giant, the launch of Surface 2 is a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Surface 2 Pro – A Do or Die situation for Microsoft
Talks about Processes and methodology begins where innovation and creativity ends.
Six Sigma especially tries to quantify everything while qualifying nothing. And it miserably fails in any department where a little bit of innovation and creativity is needed (not just wanted). A fortune article (Jan. 22, 2001) stated that “of 58 large companies that have announced Six Sigma programs, 91 percent have trailed the S&P500 since”. That is a huge number of failure exclusively by force-fitting such redundant processes into a highly creative and technical organization. Continue reading Six Sigma is a sheer gimmick