Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 13:12 UTC

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

This was long overdue. Microsoft needs fresh blood at the top - not a salesman, but a visionary.

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RE[3]: Is it too late?
by Wafflez on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it too late?"
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Except that no other solutions offer everything Exchange does. There's tons of companies doing fine with Access or even Excell as their main databases. So? Exchange just plainly has no competition and is quite an awesome thing to have in corporate enviroment.

If any linux zealots might reply to my post saying Ubuntu Server has something to offer - no, it doesn't. Nope. No. Nooooo.

Edited 2013-08-23 17:13 UTC

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