Nadella: The Changing Face of Microsoft
Jagmohan S. Bhanver
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An insightful account of Satya Nadella the man and the professional and what his appointment as the third CEO of Microsoft means for the future of the tech industry. The appointment of Satya Nadella the man from Hyderabad as CEO of Microsoft Corp. has sent waves of curiosity speculation and expectation through the tech world at home and abroad. What drives the man chosen to lead tech giant Microsoft into the future? What does Nadella's appointment in particular herald for Microsoft and indeed for the tech industry as a whole? Will Satya Nadella be able to reinvent and re-imagine the company that once captured the imagination of every techie and customer in the world? Addressing these questions through reportage and incisive analysis Nadella.
The Changing Face of Microsoft provides a comprehensive look at Nadella's years of growing up in Hyderabad - his family education and early influences Microsoft's recent history with particular emphasis on the organization's functioning and fortunes during the Ballmer era.
Nadella's constant engagement with innovation, his stellar achievements and rise within Microsoft's ranks.
Events within the organization that led to Nadella's appointment including an overview of the closest contenders for the post.
The challenges and opportunities ahead for the Indian-born CEO of the fourth largest company in the world from the perspective of those been closely associated with Microsoft as well as other stalwarts in the tech industry.
The changes that Microsoft has seen in the last few months and what they indicate for the direction ahead.
Engaging and informative this account of the most-watched man of the moment in the IT business arena and the company he leads will enlighten as much as it will inspire.'
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longer true and may be portentous of times to come. In an interview to Marketwatch, analyst Mark Moerdler of Bernstein Research said, ‘How many cloud vendors are growing by 107 per cent? There's only one, and that's Microsoft. Nadella is an enterprise guy. The real opportunity for Microsoft is in that they are moving to more Cloud and subscription services. And here's a guy who does that.’ Simply put, making a choice of a Cloud service boils down to two criteria – the price and the unique
York Times, 21 February 2014 9Seattle Times, 23 August 2013 10Seattle Times, 23 August 2013 11ZD Net, 23 August 2013 12‘Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO as Bill Gates steps down as Chairman’, theguardian.com, 4 February 2014 13New York Times, 21 February 2014 14In his first interview at Redmond after becoming CEO–in a talk with Steve Clayton Jagmohan S. Bhanver has worked with three of the largest banks in India, handling national and international roles. Presently, he is an executive
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know it, I will know it, and it will be in the air. So you don't have to ask me, “How am I doing?” At your level, it's going to be fairly implicit.’8a On another occasion, Nadella questioned Ballmer on how he compared to the people who had been in the same role prior to him. Ballmer replied in the same vein as he had earlier ‘Who cares? The context is so different. The only thing that matters to me is what you do with the cards you've been dealt now. I want you to stay focused on that, versus