Maritz AND Mulally? Analyst floats new idea for Microsoft

Much of the speculation about Microsoft’s next CEO has focused on individual candidates for the job, but what if the company could land two veteran leaders with complementary technical and business experience, such as Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Microsoft exec Paul Maritz? That’s the scenario outlined in a research note this morning by… Read More

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Confirmed: Paul Maritz steps down as CEO of VMware

It’s official. Paul Maritz has resigned as CEO of VMware, the giant virtualization company that he’s run for the past four years. He’ll be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, president and chief operating officer of EMC Infrastructure Products. Maritz will become a technology strategist for EMC, which owns 80 percent of VMware. A former Microsoft executive and… Read More

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Maritz sees Windows PCs below 20% in era of cloud, devices

Paul Maritz is now the CEO of VMware, but he was previously the longtime chief of Microsoft’s platforms group — overseeing products including Windows and generally considered third in command at the company in the 1990s, behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. So it’s always interesting to hear what he says about Windows these days… Read More