The Wall Street Journal reports that several chief information officers feel like Microsoft has its “groove back,” now that CEO Satya Nadella is running things and former CEO Steve Ballmer has retired to owning a basketball team. According to the article:
CIOs say Microsoft’s actions are restoring their confidence in a company they had come to view as proprietary, technologically stagnant, and tone deaf to their requirements. “They aren’t assuming that Windows is the center for everything anymore,” Mr. Kellen said.
Specifically, Microsoft has been putting mobile apps and cloud services first, and not just apps on devices made by Microsoft. The result is a renewed interest from colleges and companies that feel like Microsoft might have more to offer now than it did in years past.
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