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Apple wealthier than U.S Government

2 Aug

You might have guessed that Apple is a wealthy company, and you’re right, they are! But did you know they were this wealthy? According to a recent statement released by the U.S Treasury Department the U.S government has $73.8 billion dollars in operating cash and although this quite a sum it does not nearly stand up to the thunder rendering $76.2 billion dollars in tax-free usable cash that Apple has and although at a glance it may shame the U.S Government you have to consider that Apple is a worldwide company they branch of to Europe, Asia, Australia, South and North America in contrary to the U.S Government which well operates in only the United States of America and above that the U.S Government has to be constantly investing that money in order to keep America afloat and even though Apple may also have to re-invest their money the money they re-invest does not even match that of the U.S Government has to re-invest and there are also many factors regarding why the statistics show this result but all content aside and no matter the variables when you look at it Apple is wealthier than the U.S Government.

The Ultimate Plan for Microsoft

28 Jul

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Skydrive, Hotmail, Live Messenger the list can go on forever, welcome to the Ultimate Plan for Microsoft a document that covers exactly what Microsoft needs to do if they want to succeed. The point I want to prove before I continue with this document is that Microsoft has already created products that are great useful and work well with all hardware types the only problem with these products is the implementation and this goes with all Microsoft products, in honesty as a company Microsoft is all over the place! More than anything else I hope for this document to be an organization chart of how all the ideas should be implemented to create a seamless network of gadgets that work with each other in harmony.

 

I want to start of by addressing that Microsoft should continue with their hardware development model, let companies keep producing gadgets the way they think they should develop their products because each company addresses their own community and with different hardware companies can create and innovate for various markets and on a global scale make people happy with the different choices on the contrary I think it would be beneficial for Microsoft to lock down software as for this plan to work they need to be in total control of the software.

 

I am going to being tackling the Microsoft mess by clearing out everything except for the operating systems, by this I mean Microsoft’s Windows 8, Windows Phone OS and the Windows Tablet OS assuming by their latest conference that they will be entering the market of tablets with a OS resembling the qualities of Windows Phone OS.  I want to bring Skydrive into the equation for a second, Skydrive for those of you that don’t is a cloud storage network that Microsoft a few years back released and in favor of the public audience was a big flop. Let’s start of by making Skydrive strictly only Windows compatible, next let’s move around some functionality and by this I mean if you were a user of Windows Skydrive you will know that there was the ability to create document’s online in a GUI that was similar to Microsoft’s Word, then lets add functionality to create Microsoft Powerpoints as well as Excel spreadsheets and Publisher documents and bringing in the other applications  that comes in the Microsoft Office package this enables us to create a powerful cloud platform, now let’s add the functionality of being able to sync this document to all Live ID authorized computers that are registered under you and now we are able to successfully create and edit documents while keeping all computers up to date. Currently Microsoft provides 25gb of free store that is all great and although cloud computing is becoming a closer reality the more practical use for Skydrive should be the functionality of being able to keep media files, documents, applications all up to date between the laptop, tablet and phone. When everything is synced in harmony using the devices is just that much greater of an experience. This is in a sesnse how I would like the networking between the devices work.

 

Next I want to cover the software and the application store, right now to download an application you will have to navigate to a website and download then run the executable file. That to this date isn’t a good or bad way of doing things and currently the selection is also limited on the windows phone OS application store. That’s why I propose to create a ubicoudous application store on both Windows computer OS and Windows Mobile OS, maybe something along the lines of the Live Store, this can be a centralized place to keep all the applications, music, videos and offer the content for an inexpensive price and it’s sure to be success. Also creating the “Live Store” ubicioudous on all devices will keep things simple and to perhaps login you have to use your hotmail ID, which can create additional incentive to signing up for the email service in the process of creating exposure for the app store. I have also decided that it would be in the user experience’s best intrest to use Skydrive as a way of syncing the apps automatically with out Windows Phone device logged in under your Hotmail id and then also sync the apps to the computer for “safe keeping”. This will add to the process of creating the smooth and synchronized experience that we want to achieve.

 

The next thing that I want to work on is the actual operating systems. I think it would be in the users best interest to keep Windows 8 similar to Windows 7 because the way I look at it computers are meant to complete work and with the current layout of Windows 8 for professionals many wont appreciate it for obvious reasons, although taking the home screen in Windows 8 can still be preserved by creating it as a dashboard or etc. because to take a quick look at your information the Windows 8 layout can be great for keeping as a dashboard. Although Windows 8 may not be great on the computer it certainly is good news for mobile platforms like the tablet and phone on which the Windows 8 layout is already implemented, if it hasn’t already I also think that there should be full customization options to change the arrangement of the icons, color of text and background image setting because if these setting are presented in a user friendly way there is a good chance that mainstream users will take advantage of this and use it in order to make the phone more personal.  On the tablet I recommend keeping the same layout as it would be on the Windows Phone with only addition that some of the applications become more useful with the extra screen relastate that the tablet gives them. I also recommend creating simple application development platforms and offer additional incentives such as great coding programs and easy tutorials to follow and when you have developers on you will be well of. I am not sure if I also made this clear but I will know, there should be an application store on the desktop operating system as well in order to aggregate applications into one program and it will also be a great way for users to discover new applications and take even more use of the operating system. As I have been mentioning all along I recommend using Skydrive feature that I outlined to connect the Windows Desktop OS to the Windows Phone OS to the Windows Tablet OS in order to create a connected experience in between the devices.

 

Now that we have tackled the big issues I think it’s time that we tackle some of the details. The first one being there should be better media creation and consumption applications, currently Windows Movie Maker is basic but does not even give the video maker any free room, its in words too basic. There should be more functionality more creative control, moving around text, I also recomend creating more photography editing apps perhaps just create more that Microsoft Office will bring more users to Windows because one of the main reasons people dont use Windows is because there is extremely limited Media creation programs and burning that need out is the trick to getting users attracted to Windows again. Essentially windows should continue creating programs except they should have productive funtionality but still maintaing it’s core simple user experience.

 

In essence with this document I have covered the need for cloud connectivity between devices as well how the operating systems should implemented with an application store to agriagte applications into one source. I have also presented ways of taking use of the Live ID and I have addressed the need for more pro-sumer applications. Hopefully this will help clear the mess that Microsoft has made and from then on you can continue to release updates and innovate on already launched ideas. This organization plan I know will put Microsoft back in the path of success competing with fellow competitors, creating and innovating the tech market. This could have not been previously achieved because of the mess but now that things are clear you have a path of innovation ahead of you which can help you succeed and make some certain shareholders as well as avid Microsoft users happy.