Thursday, February 13, 2014

Meet Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella

On February 4, 2014, Microsoft announced the appointment of their new CEO, Satya Nadella. Stepping into the role with immediate effect, Nadella is tasked with guiding Microsoft in an ever-evolving marketplace, with tech savvy consumers constantly craving the 'next big thing'. If Microsoft are to stay relevant they must continue a long standing tradition of technological innovation and advancement.

This constant demand for innovation was no doubt a critical factor in Nadella's appointment, a trait he has consistently shown throughout his career. In 22 years working for Microsoft, Nadella has been a constant catalyst for change, spearheading the company's transition to the cloud, and significantly increasing the company's market share within the Server and Business tools sector.

He comes highly recommended with Bill Gates saying; “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella.” High praise from a man responsible for founding the organisation for which Nadella now leads. Gates goes on to say; "His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth."

So as we usher in a new era, let's take a look at Microsoft's portfolio of enterprise technology, a sector that Nadella shaped and will continue to shape. The organisation is now synonymous with enterprise technology, and as you will see in this infographic from Firebrand Training, their is an extensive range of Microsoft products.

Before we dive into the graphic, let's pull out some of the highlights:
  • Microsoft Exchange Server accounts for 51% of worldwide mailboxes in the business and email collaboration market.
  • More than one billion people us Microsoft Office, that's roughly one in six of the world's population
  • Microsoft commands 73% of market share in the server operating system space
  • Visual Studio 2012 was downloaded 600,000 times in its first month following release.
Note: The graphic is quite large and can also be seen here: http://www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/images/infographics/microsoft-enterprise-technology.png


Meet Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella


This article was written by , Technical Writer for Firebrand Training. Edward is tasked with servicing the information needs of the technology industry, and spends his days writing how-to guides, news and opinion articles.

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