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[7]: Is it too late?
by lucas_maximus on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Is it too late?"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I read it.

He said that companies use Access and Excel as databases.

Edited 2013-08-23 18:02 UTC

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RE[8]: Is it too late?
by p13. on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 21:41 in reply to "RE[7]: Is it too late?"
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2005-07-10

You're being deliberately obtuse.

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RE[9]: Is it too late?
by lucas_maximus on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 22:15 in reply to "RE[8]: Is it too late?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No I am not.

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RE[8]: Is it too late?
by The123king on Sat 24th Aug 2013 12:03 in reply to "RE[7]: Is it too late?"
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2009-05-28

Implying that Exchange is a database platform

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RE[8]: Is it too late?
by Soulbender on Sat 24th Aug 2013 12:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Is it too late?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

He said that companies use Access and Excel as databases.


A scary thought but also unfortunately true. I worked for a medium-ish company a while back (1000+ employees) whose payroll system was...Excel spreadsheets. I kid you not. It was a nightmare of course, having to manually handle payroll paper sheets for all employees every month.

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