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User Info: CasualGamers

CasualGamers
3 years ago#21
1nternationa7 posted...
Clouds are good for businesses, saves alot in software purchasing and licensing. Brilliant move I say!


Wrong. It saves on hardware.

User Info: Dev0311

Dev0311
3 years ago#22
Good idea for them to consider at this point
Take One look at the resolution and walk away...

User Info: CyborgTwenty

CyborgTwenty
3 years ago#23
Dev0311 posted...
Good idea for them to consider at this point

User Info: ssjgohhku

ssjgohhku
3 years ago#24
It could mean they just kill Xbox hardware and make Xbox a pure online service.

User Info: SoulTrapper

SoulTrapper
3 years ago#25
It's what most investors have been calling for for quite sometime: actual changes in MSs corporate structure, instead of some position changes.

Getting rid of Bing and the xbox, both very costly divisions, would help boost their value.

User Info: cpcjlc3

cpcjlc3
3 years ago#26
Funny thing about a CEO of a company like MS is....one of their jobs is figurehead. While he would have some influence, a decision like this would have to be made by the board. Most board members to tend listen to those who support them more than the guy at the head of the table. There are many times when a CEO doesn't get what he/she wants due to board decisions. Anyone on this board who has any dealings with upper management in any large business will tell you the same thing.

User Info: LICKWIDPAlN

LICKWIDPAlN
3 years ago#27
cpcjlc3 posted...
Funny thing about a CEO of a company like MS is....one of their jobs is figurehead. While he would have some influence, a decision like this would have to be made by the board. Most board members to tend listen to those who support them more than the guy at the head of the table. There are many times when a CEO doesn't get what he/she wants due to board decisions. Anyone on this board who has any dealings with upper management in any large business will tell you the same thing.


Umm... You do know that major shareholders on the board want the Xbox division gonna as well right.
I see what you are saying but just be aware of the current situation. It's essentially do or die for the Xbox division as we know it right now.
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User Info: CyborgTwenty

CyborgTwenty
3 years ago#28
SoulTrapper posted...
It's what most investors have been calling for for quite sometime: actual changes in MSs corporate structure, instead of some position changes.

Getting rid of Bing and the xbox, both very costly divisions, would help boost their value.

User Info: SoulTrapper

SoulTrapper
3 years ago#29
cpcjlc3 posted...
Funny thing about a CEO of a company like MS is....one of their jobs is figurehead. While he would have some influence, a decision like this would have to be made by the board. Most board members to tend listen to those who support them more than the guy at the head of the table. There are many times when a CEO doesn't get what he/she wants due to board decisions. Anyone on this board who has any dealings with upper management in any large business will tell you the same thing.


Very true, that's why it's also important to note that the ValueAct group, which owns 1% of MS and has a seat on the board, was asking for the same thing a couple months ago:

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2013/08/long-time-microsoft-analyst-predicts.html?page=all

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-opens-door-for-valueact-to-join-its-board-7000020090/


And the Co-founder of MS, Paul Allen, said the same thing:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-split-up-paul-allen,24992.html

User Info: SithMasterDK

SithMasterDK
3 years ago#30
Quick question, if Microsoft were to sell the xbox division, say by the end of next year as that would be the soonest, what would it really mean to us?

I mean the xbox brand would stay intact. Developers would still make games for it. Microsoft would probably still maintain the OS and make money off of that so updates are still going to happen. So what would be the big deal?
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