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7/26/2014
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Michael Endler
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Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
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Shane M. O'Neill
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7/28/2014 | 1:20:10 PM
Re: Let's be a little more serious about the word 'action.'
@Lawler It's hard to think of Nadella as an enforcer hired by the board to fire thousands of people and then parachute out. Companies usually bring in an outsider for that kind of grim business. Nadella seems emotionallly invested in the complex task of streamlining Microsoft for the long haul. He doesn't fit the profile of a hatchet man.
Lorna Garey
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7/28/2014 | 12:29:34 PM
AD integration
Michael, In terms of "It did not make sense to add a wholly unproven product category -- devices -- as a would-be strategic cornerstone." That's debatable -- I have heard that Microsoft is extending AD with things like federation and hybrid cloud integrations, which is smart for keeping enterprise IT on board with its own hardware and Windows. Identity and directory management are an important trump card. 
pcharles09
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7/28/2014 | 9:48:21 AM
Re: Let's be a little more serious about the word 'action.'
@heartpuppy

Does 'best' equal 'most expensive'?
RZIMMERMANN
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7/28/2014 | 12:52:37 AM
Microsoft Nokia division is not based here in US
It is located in Finland and majority of workers are there. Please keep that in mind before generalizing issues. OK now carry on with your pet themes.
heartpuppy
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7/27/2014 | 11:59:18 PM
Re: Let's be a little more serious about the word 'action.'
Can't agree with you more!   Plus the way the layoff
 is carried out, calculated to drive out the best people
 from Microsoft.
heartpuppy
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7/27/2014 | 11:56:22 PM
Re: Protracted Layoffs
It's the American way to fight something that's so wrong.  Let's not give up!
mrbillbenson
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7/27/2014 | 9:44:44 PM
Re: Protracted Layoffs
Our government and large American domeciled corporations with and without global workforces have sold out the American worker. We'll be lucky if we are left any place at the table whatsoever. America is doomed.
sidmeka
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7/27/2014 | 9:20:29 PM
Re: Protracted Layoffs
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/16/meet-cgi-federal-the-company-behind-the-botched-launch-of-healthcare-gov/
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7/27/2014 | 12:26:59 PM
Re: Let's be a little more serious about the word 'action.'
Agree.

 

>> With the announcement of 18,000 layoffs, Nadella has shifted into action.

Laying off people isn't action, otherwise, with all the layoffs in the last decade, everything would be "fixed" by now

 

 
heartpuppy
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7/27/2014 | 10:08:34 AM
Re: An acquisition mistake?
Nokia like Motorola was very badly Indianized.   See my other comments

about the "competitive advantage of Indianization", it's a negative benefit.

NonIndianized companies like Samsung/Apple/Google will always whip the Indianized

company's ass.    Microsoft is currently less Indianized but will be, if Satya

gets his way.


See my other comments about Satya's "protracted layoff".

 

When a massive Indianizing company buys another Indianized company,

then the purchase will faciliate great many Indians jumping ship

into the new mothership, while the old ship will be discarded

with all the nonIndian workforce called "baggage".

The whole process will be called "painful but necessary"...

 

 
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