Microsoft vs. China

August 19, 2008

Competitive business strategy is a topic of interest at Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans , especially when the participants are large and well-known like Microsoft and China.  Watching a competitive strategy develop from conception to completion is fun from the sidelines; however some may contend participation in competitive business strategies can inspire a migraine.  One of Microsoft’s most recent migraines originates at Evermore Software from China who plans to release a competitor to Microsoft Office later this month.
 
According to the Wall Street Journal on August 15, a new law that just took effect in China will be used by Evermore Software to sue Microsoft for anti-competitive and monopolistic practices.  Sound familiar?  This is certainly not the first time that allegations of an anti-competitive nature were used to involve a governmental entity to stifle an industry leader.  The interesting element of this scenario is an entity of a COMMUNIST government will accuse an entrepreneurial firm from a capitalistic country of anti-competitive, monopolistic practices.

Microsoft and China have dueled in the past.  Microsoft wants the Chinese government to address the piracy of Microsoft software in ChinaChina claims Microsoft is overpricing products in China, and this overpricing is forcing Chinese consumers to piracy.  Microsoft Office is priced far above the cost of PCs in China.

Evermore Software contends the tight integration of Windows and Office is anti-competitive in nature.  Evermore alleges this tight integration stifles the development of competing products that work as well as Windows and Office

It will be interesting to note the outcome of this brewing battle.  Onsite derives great humor from the thought of a communist government accusing a capitalist entrepreneur of anti-competitive, anti-consumer practices.    Some may further allege using the Chinese government to address competitive threats to firms sponsored by China is a conflict of interest.  Stay tuned as the Chinese unleash their version of ‘Business Strategy 101 for Communists.’

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This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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