Microsoft is my favorite IT company, in Google out before. But Microsoft as if suddenly old, this ever go to town, once invincible, once all the rules of both rewrite Microsoft, seems to be a behavior overnight sedate and do not break dignified middle-aged, like Bill Gates to our impression. Last month 23 is Microsoft’s 30 years old of birthday, the media are mostly use "midlife crisis" such wording, to report the Microsoft 30. Microsoft to her birthday congratulations is Going Beyond, don’t know is spurring yourself or mutual encouragement.
Microsoft is a great company, is a rewritten the human civilization development process of the company. Microsoft’s birthday I didn’t visit Microsoft web site, go today visited the birthday of page, or a little touch. In this page, Microsoft provides about Microsoft word 50 history and the detail of the small topic, a very sad, I only got the right answer 28 way, don’t pass the exam. From these questions, I learned that:
Microsoft’s second year end, the company only 6 employee, and today, Microsoft has 60000 staff, Windows operating system is running in the world’s 600 million PCS, Microsoft in more than 60 countries have their offices. Windows 95 issued the first week sold a total of 7 million set, international income accounts for 32% of all income Microsoft, Microsoft employees internal emails sent every day number for 3 million seal, Microsoft’s free bus every day with 8500 employees, manufacturers and the contractor transport each year, more than 500000 people visit Microsoft headquarters, Microsoft founder of consumption fell 42 million cans of drink, each Microsoft employees in a drink down an average 84 cans of drink, Microsoft in the cafeteria of the most popular food is pizza (Yeah!) , every weekend in Seattle Microsoft on loan to 650 cars, Microsoft’s most young employee only 18 years old, the oldest staff has 74-years-old, Microsoft email servers to filter out every day 8.5 million junk e-mails, 2005 Microsoft in the global new hired about 4400 employees, in the past 30 years Microsoft partners with 640000 list.
Microsoft Looking Back, it is to can Looking Beyond, middle-aged Microsoft to "continue to surpass" has a strong desire for. Although Microsoft still good enough, but times have changed. So far this year on June 30, Google global number of employees is only 4183 people, even worse than Microsoft in one year for new more employees. This situation is a bit like Microsoft in small size beyond big IBM, now the market value of the IBM only Microsoft half, slightly higher than Google. Microsoft pass the hardware for the king’s era, started the desktop for the king’s time, but now it may have to seriously face a new Web for the king’s era, and the new throne of Google coveted.