Bye Bye Ballmer | CR 64

Bye Bye Ballmer | CR 64

Steve Ballmer\’s legacy at Microsoft is controversial. We look over the long list of big and quiet successes and failures under his watch as CEO. Plus what we think the big problem facing Microsoft is going to be long term, and if they can really transform into a “devices and services” company.

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Balmer is going going gone :

Instead, sources said Ballmer\’s timeline had been moved up drastically — first by him and then the nine-member board, including his longtime partner and Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates — after all agreed that it was best if he left sooner than later.

\”There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,\” Ballmer, 57, said in a statement. \”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.\”

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