- 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.