Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Satya Nadella was the right choice for Microsoft CEO
Posted on 22-Feb-2015 16:02 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.


It’s one year since Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its third CEO. He was clearly the right person for the job.

Things are not perfect at Microsoft, but Nadella has done a great job of reinventing the company and making it relevant again.

Some of his achievements:

  • Made Microsoft a player in the booming iOS with first class versions of key Office apps.
  • The Office apps were in the pipeline, but stalled, when Nadella took over. However, it was under his leadership Microsoft acquired Accompli then raced to get a terrific version of Outlook for iOS out to market.
  • For a long time Microsoft was openly hostile to Apple. Former CEO Steve Ballmer spoke contemptuously of iPhones and iPads. Nadella stopped the cold war, even choosing to use Apple kit to display Microsoft products to audiences. He has a clear understanding of symbolism.
  • Likewise Microsoft has built bridges to the Android world. There are Android apps and new Microsoft tools for building apps on Windows, Apple or Android devices.
  • Microsoft is investing in Cyanogen to build a new, non-Google, fork of Android.
  • There have been a swag of new products including Sway and Delve. Also the Skype translator.
  • Revitalised Windows which badly lost direction and momentum under Ballmer with Windows 8. Windows 10 looks to change that. Apart from anything else, it’s one OS, one code base, that will run on any device from tiny to huge.
  •  Made Windows free for devices with screens smaller than nine inches. That’s going to change the dynamics of the market for low-end tablets and small computers.
Underlying this is a new confidence in Microsoft from investors. The company is worth 20 percent more today than when Steve Ballmer announced his departure.

It’s not all rosy. Microsoft has a problem with smartphones, the otherwise excellent Windows Phone OS has failed to get much traction in the market. At the moment, the Nokia acquisition looks more like a millstone around the company’s neck than an asset. Nadella will need to conjure something magical to cure that problem.


Filed under: Microsoft Tagged: personal computer, smartphones, Windows, Windows Phone



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Good riddance to Obama and his drones. Pakistani villagers will be saying the same.
Created by amiga500, last reply by Geektastic on 21-Jan-2017 22:45 (87 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 21-Jan-2017 22:58 (1830 replies)
Pages... 120 121 122


Xtra email no longer receives on Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2011 for MAC
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by hio77 on 21-Jan-2017 22:59 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by k1w1k1d on 21-Jan-2017 17:11 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by driller2000 on 21-Jan-2017 12:39 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Spec check on laptop for GoPro editing please
Created by martyyn, last reply by richms on 20-Jan-2017 17:23 (13 replies)