Microsoft Chief Information Officer resigns amid job cut announcement by the company

With Microsoft announcing job cuts as part of reorganising its global sales staff, the company's Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jim DuBois has decided to move on, the media reported.

Named CIO in 2013, DuBois had been with Microsoft since 1993 where he worked in several roles mostly focused to information technology, GeekWire reported on 8 July. Senior Microsoft employee Kurt DelBene will replace DuBois as Chief Digital Officer (CDO).

The news came after Microsoft announced nearly 4,000 job cuts from its global sales force outside the US, apparently a move to realign its focus on the growing cloud business. The job cuts amount to less that 10 percent of the company's total sales force.

According to The Verge, Microsoft's cloud and server businesses have been fuelling revenue recently, with server products and cloud services revenue up 15 percent and Azure revenue itself growing by 93 percent in the recent quarter. US-based analyst house Pacific Crest Securities said last month that Microsoft Azure Cloud platform could overtake Amazon Web Services (AWS) as revenue leader in the public cloud market this year.

Microsoft has 71,000 employees in the US and 121,000 employees around the globe. Microsoft recently acquired a Israel-based cloud management company Cloudyn providing software as a service (Saas) solutions for the management and optimization of hybrid, multi-cloud deployments..

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Jul 08, 2017 13:14 PM | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 13:14 PM