Microsoft har betalt dyrt for Skype. Men for Microsoft kan kjøpet likevel være verdt det, tror Ovum-analytikerne Mark Little og Tony Cupps. 

Microsofts Skype: trussel eller mulighet?

Microsofts kjøp av Skype kan styrke selskapets mobilsatsing og samarbeidet med mobiloperatørene, skriver Ovums Mark Little og Tony Cripps.

At $8.5bn, there is no question that Microsoft has overpaid for Skype in current market terms, but this acquisition should also be viewed as a grander strategic move by Microsoft to reinforce its stake in the IP future of communications, as well as a new weapon in the unified communications coldwar taking place with Google and others. In this respect, Microsoft has acquired a leading video/VoIP service that it can integrate into a raft of its key applications (Windows Phone 7, Xbox, Outlook, Hot

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