Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been planning on a “significant” restructuring of the software giant for quite a while now. For those who are unaware, this means that things will be a bit more condensed and top executives will be in charge of more areas of the company. Now, according to a new report, this restructuring will be revealed to the public on Thursday, July 11th.
According to AllThingsD, Ballmer is set to unveil his plans to the public on Thursday the 11th. For those that don’t recall, Ballmer mentioned that Microsoft was shifting into a “devices and services” company. “This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves – as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses,” Ballmer stated back in October of 2012.
Ballmer apparently consulted with his buddy Alan Mulally, who is the CEO at Ford. Ballmer apparently picked Mulally’s brain for ideas on the restructuring. Ballmer’s plans revolve around creating four divisions: a cloud computing and enterprise business led by Satya Nadella; an applications and services division under Qi Lu which could encompass Office and Bing; and an operating-systems group jointly led by Terry Myerson, Windows Phone chief, and Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows engineering.
Julie Larson-Green would have the added responsibility of the Surface and Xbox products, along with music and TV services. Tami Reller is expected to have a larger marketing job while Skype president Tony Bates is expected to oversee business development and corporate strategy.
These top executives mentioned above will face new challenges and more responsibility than what they already have. As of right now, the plan is to unveil the restructuring this Thursday, but plans may change and things may get pushed back again. Executives are currently uneasy about this massive restructuring, which is expected. More on this as it develops.Further reading: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer