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Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
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Palpatine
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8/28/2013 | 2:16:52 PM
re: Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
I'll say a bit more: Ballmer WAS on my worry list.
Now he departed he is no longer on my worry list.
David F. Carr
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8/28/2013 | 1:49:42 PM
re: Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
I guess what you don't want is Microsoft acting like a desperate, cornered animal, lashing out in all directions.
RobPreston
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8/28/2013 | 1:48:11 PM
re: Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
One scenario I'd at least have some concern about: If the new CEO takes the company in a new direction, focusing investment on, say, consumer-oriented technologies while neglecting certain enterprise products.
cbabcock
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8/28/2013 | 1:12:38 AM
re: Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Under a new CEO, Microsoft could play better with open source, broaden what it's willing to integrate with in the cloud and consolidate a permanent place for itself in the business data center. This would leave it a stronger, if also a gentler, giant. Or it could strive to become the leader of consumer computing all over again.
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/27/2013 | 6:35:44 PM
re: Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Ballmer is no Steve Jobs, as the article states, or even Bill Gates, for that matter. His departure is sure to affect the internal workings of the company in some ways, but this is not a significant game changer in any way in terms of how it will affect Microsoft product maintenance, development, etc.
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