Surface Pro and Surface RT are not gunning to be the industry’s dominant tablets, according to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer. Those comments have drawn fire from some critics. But can’t anyone read between the lines anymore?
Microsoft (MSFT) is looking for a new CEO to succeed Steve Ballmer, who will exit the company within 12 months. Some critics wanted Ballmer to leave Microsoft much sooner. Why's that? Here are his five biggest mistakes as the software giant's leader.
Steve Ballmer is out at Microsoft.
In a public exchange of letters, the former Microsoft CEO announced that he is stepping down from the software company’s board, effective immediately. Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thanked Ballmer for his service to the firm, and for his “support” during his early days as CEO. Read More
REDMOND, Wash. Aug. 23, 2013 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.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to address thousands of technology partners July 9. His keynote, scheduled for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC12) in Toronto, will need to communicate Microsoft’s cloud momentum while assuring partners that the company’s Windows 8 strategy across desktops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones will unlock new profit opportunities.
Judgment Day for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer will arrive when the Surface Tablet running Windows 8 Pro arrives. As Surface Pro goes in early 2013, so will Ballmer’s legacy. Indeed, The VAR Guy has a sneaky suspicion that Surface Pro will be the defining moment in Ballmer’s career. But will that moment be a highlight or a low light?
Who will be Microsoft's (MSFT) next CEO, succeeding Steve Ballmer? The shortlist of candidates likely includes executives from Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), IBM (IBM), Oracle (ORCL) and more. Microsoft's board has formed a CEO search committee, which will work with Heidrick & Struggles (a top executive recruitment firm) to find Ballmer's replacement.