Crossover and bucket from Microsoft
Last year around this time I compared Microsoft and the Cowboys. Both have managed to find success over the last 12 months, and both must continue their current trajectory over the next 6 – 12 months.
In a nutshell, Cowboys answered their QB questions/concerns by balancing the offense with a solid run attack. They also managed to build a TEAM, similar to the Patriots, on the defensive side of the ball with a lot of hungry, humble players that bought into the idea of being innocent and shrewd.
Similarily, Microsoft has managed to maintain a solid marketing campaign around their Surface Pro 3 mantra to replace laptops. And they’ve aggressively been becoming more OPEN to a paradigm change. They’ve launched HDInsight and DocumentDB services to help propel Azure as a legitimate cloud option across platforms and needs.
“I got it rollin’ in all kinda ways, lump sum and residual, yeah/