Microsoft's CIO Out - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IT Leadership // CIO Insights & Innovation
02:56 PM
John Soat
John Soat

Microsoft's CIO Out

Stuart Scott, Microsoft's most recent CIO, has been let go from the company, according to a report.

Stuart Scott, Microsoft's most recent CIO, has been let go from the company, according to a report.This note has been added to Scott's bio on the company's Web site:

Stuart Scott's employment at Microsoft ended in early November 2007.

Scott joined Microsoft in 2005 and he reported to Kevin Turner, chief operating officer. Before Microsoft, Scott worked for 17 years at General Electric, where he most recently served as CIO for several divisions.

Scott appeared on stage at the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Tucson, Ariz., last month, along with Turner, and talked about the pressures of being a CIO at a cutting-edge technology company like Microsoft.

Having Scott and Turner on the stage led to some interesting exchanges. Scott noted that the IT organization now spends almost 45% of its budget on new product development (as opposed to maintenance and ongoing support), a notable improvement from 30% in the past. Turner, asked to point to areas Microsoft IT can still improve, said, "I'd like you to be up around 65% application development spending."

The news of Scott's departure was first reported by Mary Jo Foley, at her blog "All About Microsoft." Foley reported this comment from a Microsoft spokesperson:

"We can confirm that Stuart Scott was terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies, and have no further information to share."

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
Time to Shift Your Job Search Out of Neutral
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/31/2021
Does Identity Hinder Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud Adoption?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  4/1/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Flash Poll