"Google has been successful in acquiring Youtube at the price 1.65 billion dollars". It might be the notable IT news in the recent days. But with those people who have experience in IT, the news could be predictable several months ago and no interest at all.
Imagine the IT world likes an ocean, there are various kinds of fish with all sizes. The smaller who cant grow will become food for the bigger . The bigger will then continue to find and eat other fishes to become bigger and bigger. This idea make me quite curious, so I decided to spend time studying about some IT multinational companies in the world such as: IBM, Microsoft, Google... to get an overview about them
Basically, IT companies can be divided into two groups
- The Giants : Startup with a very very technical idea. When succeeding in turning this idea into reality, it will then continue to build other services around the core idea. An example in this group is Google, its core technology is search engine and no rival can compete against it in this field . By basing on this technology, Google continues to build many services around: Google Maps, Google Earth.... and it also try to buy other small companies such as:Keyhole, Youtube... Another companies in this group are: Microsoft, IBM...
- The Tiny : Startup with a hot idea, no new about technology. But because of releasing at appropriate time, good management skill... The idea soon attracted a large number of users, the value of company also increased. But due to not having a core technology, these companies are not steady and easily be acquired by those giant companies . Some companies in this group are: Yahoo, Youtube, Macromedia....
Now, talk about us now. If we have a chance to open a company, it's very likely that all of us will hope it become a giant and also the dominant in the market. But this must be a very difficult mission, it depends on lots of things and also put us under many pressures. I saw many companies in Vietnam failed because thinking like that.
So why don't we choose to become a tiny company? Although we cant earn lots of money from this, but it will be easier for us, especially in the case Vietnam IT market is so small and we are still lacking many experience. We just do what we can do, let other big things for the giants like Google, Yahoo, IBM, Microsoft... When we succeed in attract lots of users using our products, maybe those giants or some other Vietnam giants will come to us with the suggestion acquiring our company. And of course we'll become millionaire.
Hehe, it is a very interesting story, isn't it? But why don't we try ?
Thứ Ba, 10 tháng 10, 2006
16:47 Ngon Pham 4 comments