Microsoft which employs about 2,800 people will make major modifications in the company’s organizational set-up, according to CEO Satya Nadella.
In an email to all employees on Thursday, CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft will direct its business on making tools to make the best use of the consumer’s time in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.
CEO Satya Nadella says, “The Company must be bolder and more ambitious as it tries to stay competitive in the always shifting tech industry. Our industry does not respect tradition, it only respects innovation.”
Though the letter hinted major modifications in the company, it didn’t point towards cutting the 99,000 employees of the company.
“At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and Platform Company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. While the devices and services description was helpful in starting our transformation, we now need to hone in on our unique strategy,” Nadella said.
Further Nadella defended the company’s commitment to the gaming brand Xbox, saying Microsoft will continue to innovate on this platform. He also made it clear that the company wouldn’t spin out Xbox and the only device that won’t be affected is Xbox.
Microsoft cut the price of its console from $499 to $399 to match the PlayStation as from the time of its launch, sales of the Xbox One have been transcended by Sony’s rival PlayStation 4.
In order to discuss engineering and needed organizational changes, Nadella would meet with the senior leadership team throughout July.
The financial inference of Microsoft’s new plans will be revealed by the company when it releases its quarterly results later this month.