With just 11 days into July, and the new fiscal year just beginning this month, it’s true that changes will always occur. In fact, just after the July 4th holiday, Kaseya was in the news, yet again, this time announcing that it had acquired Zyrion, a provider of cloud and IT service monitoring software solutions.
Aside from all of the M&As that are ongoing within the RMM and MSP circles, it’s no surprise that Microsoft is also making its voice heard regarding realigments and restructuring. With the tech giant holding its annual WPC event in Houston this week, of course there has been buzz about new products, new strategies and new services for both end users and partners. But today, Microsoft posted a blog that contained the full text of an email from Steve Ballmer, the company’s CEO regarding changes in the senior leadership team at the company.
Pictured: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft, discusses the "new Microsoft" with employees today.
While the full text of the email can be read here, I will focus on the highlights, specifically with Ballmer leading off with the word “realignment.” He states in the first paragraph of the email: “Today, we are announcing a far-reaching realignment of the company that will enable us to innovate with greater speed, efficiency and capability in a fast changing world.
He furthers that from this point forward, Microsoft’s strategy “will focus on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most.”
So what does this specifically mean? Accordingly to Ballmer’s email, Microsoft will be organized by function: Engineering (including supply chain and datacenters), Marketing, Business Development and Evangelism, Advanced Strategy and Research, Finance, HR, Legal, and COO (including field, support, commercial operations and IT). “Each discipline will help drive our overall strategy,” he said. “Each discipline will also be charged with improving our core capabilities in its area. We must improve in all aspects of the business.
Ballmer added that the restructure will also involve four engineering areas: OS, Apps, Cloud, and Devices. He added that the Microsoft Dynamics division will be kept separate “as it continues to need special focus and represents significant opportunity.”
So what will “The New Microsoft” look like? Follow up with us here in the coming weeks as we continue to follow this story.