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Quick Take: The 10 Questions New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Must Address

Top Priorities For Reinventing Its Enterprise Business

February 18, 2014


Why Read This Brief

Microsoft has named the third CEO in its history, selecting Satya Nadella, the former executive vice president of the Redmond firm's cloud and enterprise group and onetime Bing boss. Nadella inherits a company fighting to reinvent itself in the age of the customer. Microsoft's all-important enterprise customers see that the company is making progress on this transition — but big gaps remain in mobile computing and enterprise applications. To complete Microsoft's transition and ensure its relevance to enterprises, Nadella will need to answer 10 questions. (Please note: We updated this doc shortly after initial publication to respond to customer feedback that licensing reform is a primary concern.)

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