TITLE

TechSpin: Did the Ballmer-Gates Clash Hurt Microsoft?

AUTHOR(S)
Dreyfuss, Joel
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;6/5/2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the conflict which emerged during the transition of power between Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and chief executive officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer. Both are driven, successful men with healthy egos. The conflict arose just as Microsoft was trying to come to grips with the development of NetDocs. There were divisions within the company about the urgency of embracing cloud computing and also worries about cannibalizing the core business of packaged software.
ACCESSION #
36826845

 

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