Intel’s Diversification Strategy
Intel has developed several relationships that look to be beneficial in the future. Intel has been closely working with Microsoft in developing and coordinating processor and operating system development. Further, both companies combine their efforts in the development of new designs. Additionally, Intel uses the services of independent software vendors who develop software applications for the processors. A major threat to Intel in the Internet era is facing competition from other companies that are developing server platforms.
Under Barrett’s strategy, Intel believed that it could engage in client platforms, server platforms, communications and networking because of its strong