Microsoft’s 3 Big Upgrades to its 2 Big Platforms (2 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

If we look at Microsoft’s business lines, we can see 7-8 significant businesses. It’s a big company. But I think it’s mostly about 4 particularly dominant businesses. They are: Azure, which is part of a global cloud oligopoly (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). Windows, which has long been a global operating system monopoly. Office, which is […]

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Microsoft’s Azure Strategy Is “Two Platforms Plus Infrastructure” (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Microsoft’s Azure strategy is to provide infrastructure and two platforms: Azure App Service and Azure Functions. Azure App Service is a fully managed platform that makes it easy to deploy and scale web applications. Azure Functions is a serverless platform that makes it easy to run code in response to events. These platforms can be used to build scalable and reliable cloud applications.

Why Most Incumbents Should Forget About Platforms and Build Consumption Ecosystems (Tech Strategy – Podcast 144)

In this episode of the Tech Strategy podcast, Jeff Towson discusses why most incumbents should forget about platforms and build consumption ecosystems. He explains how consumption ecosystems are different from platforms and how they can help companies create more value for their customers. Towson also talks about the potential benefits and risks of consumption ecosystems and how companies can prepare for their impact.

9 Digital Business Models: An Intro to Consumption Ecosystems (2 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

In Part 1, I summarized my list of digital business model types. For Web2: Linear business models (i.e., pipelines) Production Ecosystems Consumption Ecosystems Company Ecosystems Platforms Pipeline plus Platform Business Model For Web3 (and Web1): Protocol networks (i.e., blockchains) as stand-alone businesses Platform-protocol hybrids Protocol ecosystems (i.e., building blocks) Which I showed in this graphic. […]

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Snowflake, Confluent and 4 Types of Coordination Platforms (Tech Strategy – Podcast 112)

This week’s podcast is about Snowflake and Confluent. But the main topic is how to think about coordination, collaboration and standardization (CCS) platform business models. And the 4 types of these platforms. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is my new book: Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build […]

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