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Microsoft strategy should take hint from Apple, analyst says

Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it’s better to cannibalize one’s own sales than to let others do it, a research analyst says.

“This is going to be a tough shift for Microsoft, to ask them to now accept that the world is a very different place than it used to be,” said Al Gillen of research firm IDC.

That shift is the corporate reorganization unveiled last week to support a radical strategy of retreating from decades of selling packaged software and advancing on sustainable services and potentially-lucrative devices.

Corporate reorganization

As part of the reorganization, Microsoft will consolidate all of its client operating systems, including Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Windows Embedded, and Xbox, into a single engineering group led by Tony Myerson, head of Windows Phone, which was part of a soon-to-be-defunct Entertainment and Devices division.

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Dell Streamlines Supply Chain Efficiency for OEM Customers; Signs New Licensing Agreement with Micro

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Dell Streamlines Supply Chain Efficiency for OEM Customers; Signs New Licensing Agreement with Microsoft

  • Agreement streamlines processes and enables customers to bring products to market faster

ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today Dell OEM Solutions announced that it has worked with Microsoft Corp. to become a global distributor, outsource manufacturer and integrator for Windows Embedded products.

The agreement, which went into effect on April 1, enables Dell to provide Windows Embedded product licenses (COAs) with Dell product solutions. This means it is easier for Dell OEM Solutions customers to bring their products and solutions to market through:

  • Shorter lead times with in-stock COAs
  • Streamlined purchase order processes by eliminating the requirements for custom factory integration (CFI) and custom factory service (CFS)
  • Eliminated need for multiple in-region suppliers due to global implementation1

“We’re very excited to be the only tier-one manufacturer able to bring our customers this level of integration with Windows Embedded products,” said Joyce Mullen, vice president and general manager, OEM Solutions, Dell. “With streamlined processes, fewer suppliers to manage and seamless globalization, we can help more customers drive innovation, speed time to revenue and deliver their intellectual property to end users taking advantage of Dell hardware, services, engineering and supply chain capabilities.”

“Simplifying IT for enterprises has been the primary goal of our work with Dell for more than 30 years,” said John Doyle, director of product management for Windows Embedded at Microsoft. “This licensing agreement with Dell exemplifies that shared goal, helping to streamline the supply chain experience to make it easier and quicker for OEM customers to bring their innovative intelligent systems solutions and devices to market.”

This agreement is one more development in the strong ecosystem that Dell OEM Solutions provides its customers. By working with industry leaders like Microsoft, Dell OEM customers have the ability to develop and deliver solutions that are more efficient, get to market faster and grow their business more strategically. This ecosystem provides a high-quality, tested infrastructure taking advantage of third-party technologies and Dell Solutions with the unique demands of OEM customers in mind.

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From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/11/dell-streamlines-supply-chain-efficiency-for-oem-c/