“Microsoft on Tuesday announced a sweeping reorganization of the company into three new divisions, a shift that will lead to the retirement of longtime Windows development chief Jim Allchin,” Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica report for CNET News. “The plan calls for a reorganization of Microsoft into three large divisions led by individual presidents, each reporting to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive.”
“The huge reorganization is designed to streamline the company’s decision-making process and improve product development, Ballmer said in a statement,” Ricciuti and LaMonica report. “With the realignment, the new Platform Products and Services division, which includes Windows, will cover roughly 60 percent of Microsoft’s revenue. The Business division is expected to be the source of roughly 28 percent of the company’s revenue, while the Entertainment and Devices Division will make up roughly 10 percent of the company’s business.”
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“Microsoft’s just-announced reorganization gives hosted-software services a starring role, providing a clear picture of the company’s plan to stimulate revenue growth,” LaMonica reports in a separate CNET article here.
MacDailyNews Take: This realignment seems overdue for Microsoft. Do you think it will make for a faster, more nimble ship or are they just rearranging deck chairs?