Thursday, 17 July 2014

Even More Micro

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Looks like Nadella won't be winning a Nobella anytime soon...

(I really clenched at straws with that one)

Sad news today, as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, after hinting at changes within the company last week, sent an email out today to all employees in the company stating that over the course of 2015, 18,000 people will lose their jobs in a company shake-up that aims to make the company more efficient in terms of how it runs and how the management works. Nadella said "The overall result of these changes will be more productive, impactful teams at Microsoft." Presumably, Nadella will be making less management layers so that different divisions of Microsoft can communicate better. I don't have a punchline, which is sad.

The only division detailed by Nadella that was getting cuts was the Nokia Services and Devices team, which will be affected by a huge 12,500 cuts. Ever since Nokia was purchased by Microsoft last year, positions have been shuffled around, but according to Nadella he is only doing this to "integrate the Nokia Services And Devices team in Microsoft.". Also, Nokia's X line of phones that will run on a mix of Android and Windows Phone have been shaken up. "We plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows." Nadella said, adding that it would "align our focus on Windows Universal Apps." Because where would we be without PowerPoint on mobile, eh?

What do you guys think about these changes? Will they pay off in the end? Tell us in the comments below!

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