If it wasn’t for Bill Gates, most homes wouldn’t have been able to experience the luxury of computers and laptops. Steve Ballmer is officially off the board, and Satya Nadella is eagerly expected to step in and run the Microsoft his way.
Microsoft (MSFT), the creator of Windows, has quite the pool of shares in market and has a large role to play in the everyday fluctuations. With the talk about a new CEO, Satya Nadella, what does Microsoft plan to do? Let’s take a look!
Nadella the next CEO
With Steve Ballmer stepping out, the CEO position is soon to be out for grabs. Debates are on fire to decide to whom the title of CEO belongs and looks like the arrow is now pointing in the direction of Satya Nadella. On the other hand, discussions are going on to replace Chairman Bill Gates. Satya Nadella is the cloud chief and it looks possible since tech visionary is whom the company is in search for right now and Satya Nadella seems to fit the profile right. The shares have been seeing a good climb in the past few days, despite all the chaos back stage.
With the issue coming to a close down, the shares are expected to heave a sigh of relief simply because of the closure, irrespective of the outcome. Satya Nadella who is already the CEO of Microsoft’s server business appears to be the internal candidate alongside Alan Mulally and Hans Vestbergs. Overall, the shares of Microsoft are up by a reasonable 1.2%.
Microsoft to overtake Apple?
Thanks to Google’s land grab strategy, the android market has the ‘most popular’ in bag. But, with the Windows Phones increasing in demand, they are catching up with the race. About 9.5 million windows phone were shipped to IDC. This growth is about 156% that of the number during last year. On the other hand, Apple Smartphone has taken a steep fall from 14.4% to 12.9$. If this keeps up, Microsoft will be able to take over the Apple within a period of 3 years. This term is predicted by Mark Fidelman, a Forbes contributor. Along with this news, the fact that Satya Nadella is expected to replace the CEO will have a positive impact on the growth of the Microsoft shares.
Whoever be the CEO, Satya Nadella or an outsider, Microsoft is ready for a change of leadership and this year will mark the start of something new and fresh.