Disruptive Innovations of the Future
1. Make a list of four recent disruptive innovations. Identify firms that successfully adapted and some that didn’t. For those firms that failed to make the transition, why do you think they failed? List two disruptive innovations you can envision for the future and how do you think the firms will adapt to your predictions? What could possibly make them fail? (Two pages or less should be sufficient). 2. Investigate the revenues and net income of major software players: Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Red Hat, and Salesforce.com. Which firms have higher revenues? Net income? Which have better profit margins? What do the trends in OSS, SaaS, and cloud computing suggest for these and similar firms? Hint: You might want to organize your data in a table so it’s easier to compare the companies’ revenue and net income figures. You should be able to complete this assignment in a single page.