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Microsoft promises Nadella up to $18M for fiscal year 2015

Microsoft this week set Satya Nadella's annual base salary at $1.2 million, nearly twice his predecessor's but right on the average of CEOs in the tech industry, an executive compensation expert said today.

Tip of the Hat: Insider CEO Nadella must take on tough task of disrupting Microsoft

Since reports surfaced late last week that Satya Nadella would be the third CEO in Microsoft's history, the tech world has been abuzz with speculation about the future of one of the industry's major forces.

Microsoft's new CEO and his first-100-days plan

Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, had better hit the ground running with a plan for his first three months on the job, corporate strategy and branding experts said today.

Sencha launches Space to manage HTML5 apps on smartphones and tablets

Sencha has introduced Space, aiming to make it easier for IT departments to manage HTML5 apps running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry devices.

Microsoft stays in-house, taps Nadella as new CEO

Microsoft today ended its five-month CEO search where it began as it named insider Satya Nadella its third-ever chief executive.

Medical lab says FTC breach probe forced it to close

An Atlanta-based medical laboratory that has been embroiled in a bitter feud with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over a data breach investigation shut down its operations this week.

Are Purchasing Practices Killing Your Software Projects?

Alan Shepard famously said, 'It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.' Don't let the purchasing department...

CIO's Passion: Building a 'Connected Delphi'

Delphi Automotive's CIO is paving the way toward a connected, socially-enabled, collaborative workplace

Understanding How SDN and NFV Can Work Together

As software-defined networking and network function virtualization begin to take hold in the enterprise, it's worth examining each concept to see how they complement each other. The end result: More generic network hardware and...

VMware acquires AirWatch to boost mobile device, application management

VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, as it aims let users manage desktops, mobile devices and applications using its products.

Gates talks Microsoft CEO search: Nothing to see, move along

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates dodged questions yesterday about the lengthening search for a new chief executive to run the company he co-founded nearly 39 years ago.

5 Hybrid IT Roles Your Business Needs to Succeed in 2014

This year, the ability to simply configure and run a server or develop software in isolation won't be enough. Employers will aggressively pursue workers with multi-dimensional talent -- combinations of technology, domain,...

Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

What STEM shortage? Electrical engineering lost 35,000 jobs last year

Despite an expanding use of electronics in products, the number of people working as electrical engineers in U.S. declined by 10.4% last year.

Salt keeps server automation simple

Salt brings simplicity, flexibility, and high scalability to Linux and Unix server infrastructure management -- it does Windows too

Full-time IT job security increasingly wobbly

The decision by the Texas Department of Transportation last June to outsource IT operations fits squarely into an IT job pattern that dominated last year.

How Microsoft should roll out the new CEO

Don't expect Microsoft to put its new boss -- whoever it is -- in front of reporters right off the bat, a public relations expert said today.

Ansible orchestration is a veteran Unix admin's dream

Ansible and AnsibleWorks AWX bring simplicity and power to Linux and Unix server automation

Microsoft CEO search twists and turns have cost Ballmer, Gates billions

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has watched $1.1 billion evaporate from the value of his company stock as the selection process for a successor has dragged on.

Mulally 'likely' talked to Microsoft, bowed out of CEO race anyway

Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally, who on Tuesday ended months of speculation that he was a top candidate for Microsoft's CEO opening, was almost certainly in talks with the company.

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