Will The Microsoft vs Apple Competition Dissapear?

A new spirit of collaboration appears to the order of the day under new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, as the company has become more open to the prospect of releasing apps across non-windows devices.

Old adversary Apple offers Office for iPad and that has been downloaded more than 45 million times since it became available, something that may not have happened in the old Microsoft vs. Apple world.

As this infographic about the way that a new Microsoft is shaping up demonstrates, although Nadella has only been at the helm as CEO of the software giant since February 2014, a lot has changed in a relatively short space of time.

That is perhaps even more surprising when you consider that Nadella is hardly a new broom that has joined the company to sweep away the past, as he is very much part of that past and has actually been working at Microsoft since 1992.

Perhaps the spirit of sharing the software they have developed across rival platforms comes from his work on developing cloud computing, which is now one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world or perhaps he has just realised that he has to be a game-changer to get the company back to its number one status.

Shareholders and the stock market in general appears to be liking what Nadella is doing to shake Microsoft up and lead it towards a more collaborative future, as the stock hit a value of just over $50 in 2014, which is the first time that has happened since the start of the millennium.


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