“According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is working on what is likely to turn into a significant restructuring of the massive software company, which could also move several current execs to more prominent roles,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.
“Sources noted that the changes — which center on solidifying Microsoft into the “devices and services company” that Ballmer wrote about in his annual shareholder letter last October — are still being worked out, and could still change substantively,” Swisher reports. “But, noted several people close to the situation, the new configuration could include larger roles for several execs, including Satya Nadella, president of its Servers and Tools division; Tony Bates, president of its Skype communications division; and Don Mattrick, president of its Interactive Entertainment division.”
Swisher reports, “How their new and perhaps expanded roles and those of others in top management will shake out is unclear. What seems likely is an organizational structure that will focus on configuring Microsoft around devices and services, both in the enterprise and the consumer space, and simplifying its management.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Conveniently — this being at least the fifth time Captain Ballmer has rearranged the deck chairs, we already had the graphic ready to go:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dutch Junge” for the heads up.]
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