Skip to comments.Report: Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft CEO; Gates out, too
Posted on 01/30/2014 8:33:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Microsofts cloud chief, Satya Nadella, will lead the company as its next chief executive, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Microsofts board is preparing to name Nadella chief executive, Bloomberg reported Thursday afternoon. Nadella, whose official title is executive vice president of Microsofts Cloud and Enterprise group, had been one of the front-runners in the race to replace current chief executive Steve Ballmer, who said last August that he planned to step down within a year.
But the board is also considering replacing Bill Gates as chairman of the company, Bloomberg reported, ousting the companys co-founder and possibly replacing him with John Thompson, Microsofts lead independent director. If Gates is to go, as PCWorld suggested last year, it would remove two of Microsofts iconic employees from the software giant.
The problem with replacing Ballmer or Gates, is that no one executive at Microsoft has traversed the range of the companys products, which include consumer businesses like the Xbox, cloud services such as Azure, the companys Windows business, server and development services like Visual Studio, and an emerging mobile business, too.
Nadella, 44, is an Indian-born engineer with degrees in electronics, computer science (from the University of WisconsinMilwaukee), and business administration (from the University of Chicago). Nadella has worked since 1992 at Microsoft, and is credited with launching BizTalk, Microsofts Commerce Server, and Microsofts Office Small Business products.
However, Nadella is most famous for having overseen Microsofts online initiatives, where he transformed Windows Live Search into Bing. The market share for Microsofts search offering stands at 18.2 percent, according to Microsofts recent earnings.
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There is also talk that The Microsoft board is also discussing replacing co-founder Bill Gates as chairman with lead independent director John Thompson.
Microsoft is going to push the cloud on the market - and the market will push back. Too many businesses, like mine, cannot afford the liability of letting someone else hold their (and their customers’) data.
Time to start getting a linux laptop prepped, I suspect.
Another empire about to fall?
What are his politics?
D’Souza or Nehru?
RE: Another empire about to fall?
I don’t think so. Maybe the accurate term is another Empire about to be transformed.
Microsoft’s revenues are UP year over year.
What Microsoft really should focus on is its commercial licensing on the Enterprise side instead of on the Consumer side.
According to InfoWorld:
Commercial revenue grew 10 percent to $12.67 billion, helped by strong software licensing sales growth of SQL Server, System Center and of enterprise cloud computing products, like Office 365, Azure services and Dynamics CRM Online.
System Center and SQL Server sales each grew by double digits, and revenue from Windows licenses sold in volume to enterprises grew 10 percent.
I just want to see Bill Gates go down. That globalist p** and his hideous wife need to meet hell quickly horrible people!
here’s how cloud will/work.
you buy a pc with windows on it.
during delivery, nsa snags it and does whatever it wants to it.
then it finally arrives to you.
you send your data thru the ‘cloud’ which nsa taps into and snags a copy of your stuff and puts it out in its new datafarm in nevada. if it thinks it missed something nsa can always contact your isp.
oh yeah, FU-NSA.
HA! Microsoft CEO position has been outsourced!!
How you like them H-1B visas now Bill!
oh come on they steal your data or you give it to them and you dont lose any sleep
The only bigger joke than Gates is John Thompson.
I hear what your saying, but really, Bill Gates go down? He can't spend his money faster than he makes it and even if they replace him as Chairmen I think he will have tremendous influence on his company.
Me soooo happy!
At least this CEO will be able to understand the people on the help hotline.
RE: I just want to see Bill Gates go down. That globalist p** and his hideous wife need to meet hell quickly horrible people!
Might as well hope Microsoft goes down. He still owns a significant amount of MSFT shares. If the company does well under Satya Nadella, so does he.
And if MSFT goes down, I personally get affected. A significant amount of my skillset has been invested in MSFT tools, operating systems and other products.