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Steve Ballmer Success And Failures

STEVE BALLMER -SUCCESS AND FAILURES STEVE BALLMER CAREER WITH MICROSOFT 1980 1992 Ballmer got hired as Microsoft's first business manager, with a 5% to 10% stake in the company. Ballmer rises to executive vice-president for sales and support, reporting directly to Gates. 1998 2000 Steve has become the Chief Executive Became president, by handling day-to-day responsibilities relevant to company. Officer of Microsoft Corporation. STEVE BALLMER'S SUCCESS Ballmer and Gates convinced IBM to use the first version of Windows OS on their PCs. Aided by Ballmer, Microsoft signs a pivotal deal with IBM to develop software for its new PCs. Ballmer made a strategic partnership with Nokia to boost Windows Phone. During the Ballmer's 13-vear work tenure, Microsoft has acquired 149 companies. Microsoft's acquired Skype for whopping $8.5 billion. 6. Ballmer has been credited for re-imag- ining the company's core product with the bold Windows 8 operating system. Xbox 360 unveiled by Ballmer, sold more than 100 million units. MAJOR ACQUISITIONS UNDER BALLMER YEAR COMPANY INDUSTRY NET VALUE (DOLLARS) $ 8.5 billion 2011 Skype Telecommunication 2012 Social networking $1.2 billion Yammer $ 1.19 billion 2008 Fast Search & Transfer Enterprise search $ 6.3 billion 2007 aQuantive Digital marketing $1.3 billion 2002 Navision Software FAILURES In last recent quarter, Microsoft has seen a $900-million loss due to low MS tablet sales. Microsoft's share in the smartphone market tumbled to single digits from 50%, after the release of iPhone in 2007. Ballmer decided to discontinue the sales of the portable music player in 2011, as it failed over the design of the iPod. Ballmer couldn't promote the windows 8 phone much on partnership with Nokia. Microsoft's Live search, which is rebranded as Bing, has seen its market share steadily cut away at Yahoo and more recently Google. Under Ballmer, Microsoft has lost billions in its online services division since 2005. Under Ballmer's helm, the net worth of the company has reduced to nearly $270 billion from $601 billion in 2000. 6 MAJOR REASONS FOR STEVE BALLMER'S FAILURE Exceptionally low approval rating No real innovations Squandered major market opportunities Overseen dismal product releases Terrible Investment Ineffective promotion of Products Sources:ş-failed-microsoft%E2%8096995-ceo,0,2666964.story Designed by 4-

Steve Ballmer Success And Failures

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Steve Anthony Ballmer, an American businessman who currently holds the post of CEO at World’s largest software development company, Microsoft. Yesterday, Ballmer made a sensational statement regardi...




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