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Microsoft removes "interim" from CIO's job title

  • Microsoft (MSFT) has named Jim DuBois, a 20-year vet and the company's interim CIO for the last six months, its permanent CIO. Tony Scott, Microsoft's last permanent CIO, left in June to "focus on personal projects." (PR)
  • As Geekwire observes, DuBois' job not only puts him in charge of Microsoft's giant IT/data center infrastructure, but also the testing of Microsoft apps/services by employees (long the software giant's first beta testers) prior to public launches.
  • The appointment comes in the middle of a fiscal year where Microsoft is set to spend $5.6B (+51% Y/Y) on capex, as the company invests aggressively in its data center infrastructure to better support its various cloud services.
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  • Chris DeMuth Jr.
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    More on Microsoft (MSFT):
    20 Dec 2013, 09:33 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Wright
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    Jim DuBois is an excellent choice for CIO! Happy to see this happen.
    22 Dec 2013, 11:48 AM Reply Like
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