Bloomberg reports Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to extend a management shake-up to help the firm catch up with Google and Apple in web services, smartphones and tablets. According to the rumor, the software giant will promote managers who have engineering skills and experience executing product plans:
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer plans to extend a management shake-up aimed at adding senior product executives with an engineering background, two people with knowledge of the decision said.
Changes may be announced this month, said one of the people, who declined to be named because the plans are private. Last month, Ballmer pushed out server division president and 23- year company veteran Bob Muglia, saying the company needed new leadership that could focus on areas such as cloud software.