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Jan 30 2014, 11:47pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Microsoft reportedly Appointing Cloud Tzar Nadella As CEO
 
 

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Microsoft reportedly Appointing Cloud Tzar Nadella As CEO

Oh what a difference a few years can make. I remember almost fondly the days of Microsoft posturing over the validity of cloud computing and now, if a report by Bloomberg proves to be correct, the head of Microsoft’s cloud division, Satya Nadella, looks set to be its next CEO.

This really is an immense turnaround – Microsoft has truly delivered on its “all in” message re the cloud – we’ve seen compelling offerings for developers and enteprise IT by way of the Azure family of products and we’ve seen the emergence of a compelling proposition around office productivity – while some might argue that Microsoft Office is bloatware – Office 365 is a pretty good balance between the aims to deliver a fully functional desktop product while still allowing for collaboration and remote access.

Of course it’s not all plain sailing – Microsoft has struggled with a good response to the dual iOS/Android device and marketplace strength – Nadella will hopefully spend some time focusing on this area and try and work out a way to build Microsoft’s credibility there.

There is also the old problem of a dwindling PC user base and Microsoft’s reliance on Windows for its revenue stream. Nadella is, however, intimately aware of this situation and will no doubt focus strongly on thinking about what a “post-PC” world means for the company.

Nadella is a highly respected executive and if there’s one negative point about his appointment it’s that he’ll have less time to focus solely on the cloud portfolio. That said, having someone in the top seat with a deep understanding and belief in the cloud is going to be hugely positive for the company. Microsoft has progressed amazingly well over the past couple of years with the Azure product line up, Nadella as CEO will only accelerate that move.

According to the report, Microsoft is also considering having Bill Gates step down as chairman of the board, apparently to be replaced by current director John Thompson, former CEO of Symantec and ex IBM.

All in all very positive news for Redmond, and a nice validation of the importance of the cloud. So much for a passing fad huh?

Source: Forbes

 

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