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Microsoft Appoints Satya Nadella As New CEO

Long rumored, Satya Nadella’s appointment as Microsoft’s new CEO is now official. Credited with the

Long rumored, Satya Nadella’s appointment as Microsoft‘s new CEO is now official. Credited with the growth of Microsoft Business Services – whose revenue has increased from $1.5 billion USD to over $5 billion USD in just five year’s time – and leading the company in the direction of cloud services with a focus on products like the Xbox, Microsoft Office and Bing, Nadella now leaves his position of Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise for both CEO and a role on the Board of Directors – a move that’s expected to coincide with increased involvement from founder Bill Gates. In looking forward, Nadella stated in an internal email to Microsoft employees:

I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitize — many of the things we do and experience in business, life and our world. This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data, and intelligence from machine learning.

Nadella replaces retiring CEO Steve Ballmer.

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