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

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: Is it too late?
by Wafflez on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 14:14 UTC in reply to "Is it too late?"
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

Sure. Next time instead of Exchange my company will suggest to buy some Linux Exchange equivalent and then we'll go bankrupt.

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RE[2]: Is it too late?
by l3v1 on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 15:06 in reply to "RE: Is it too late?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, no offense, but if Exchange is the only thing keeping your company from going bankrupt, then I think we'll all be better off with it gone.

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RE[3]: Is it too late?
by Wafflez on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 17:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Is it too late?"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

None taken, I just don't get what's so wrong with having one department for Exchange support..

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RE[2]: Is it too late?
by jgagnon on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 15:53 in reply to "RE: Is it too late?"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

Exchange is not the only game in town... lots of companies running without it just fine (even using Outlook on the desktop). If, however, you've built your company around the specifics of Exchange then you have a different set of problems.

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RE[3]: Is it too late?
by Wafflez on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 17:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Is it too late?"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

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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RE[2]: Is it too late?
by Kivada on Sat 24th Aug 2013 01:35 in reply to "RE: Is it too late?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

He said that you would WANT to buy, not what you are forced to buy due to legacy.

If you didn't have to buy Microsoft products would you still choose to do so?

Edited 2013-08-24 01:36 UTC

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