Report: Microsoft management changes in the works

Posted by sumeethevans on February 8 2011, 10:39 PM. Posted in Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft is said to be on the brink of another shuffle among its senior management.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to make changes to the company's senior management in order to improve the company's competitive edge in Web services, smartphones, and tablet computers, according to a Bloomberg report that cites unnamed sources.

Those changes, Bloomberg says, will be announced "this month."

What remains unclear is whether the changes will bump out any of the existing division heads, in place of talent from within or outside of the company, versus changing the number of business units and their executive make-up. Bloomberg did say that a central part of the company's plan was to "promote managers who have engineering chops and experience executing on product plans," which would imply moving someone at the top to make way for that promotion.

A Microsoft representative declined to comment.Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20030938-75.html#ixzz1DNlJNnJS

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