Microsoft CEO Staya Nadella Reveals Company’s Intentions For the “Post-Post-PC Era”
Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella stated the goals the company intends to achieve under his leadership at the first annual CODE Conference. He explained that the current model on which the technology world operates will be obsolete very soon, and in response the company will be putting their money on a cloud-first, mobile-first future.
Nadella remarked, “I think we’re at the very beginning of what I describe as the ‘post-post-PC era,’”
Satya Nadella, who replaced Steve Ballmer earlier in February, has been adjusting to his new role by helping the company roll out its version of Office for iPad, acquiring Nokia for $7.2 Billion and assisting in launching the Surface Pro 3.
Although those projects were being worked on way before Nadella took over, he has been tasked with revamping the company which was best known for licensing software back in the day, into a technology service hub that is built around devices and services.
At the CODE Conference, Nadella said the technology world is evolving in such a manner that is making customers demand for services that work across multiple devices. He added that the company originally started making its hardware products in order to create new experiences and new categories that its other hardware partners could build off of.
He said that innovation in the PC ecosystem would come from the software layer, hardware layer, and apps, but that Microsoft would have to be active in all those places to help drive innovation.
“Hardware is a means to an end, not an end in and of itself,” Nadella said. “I want to use hardware to create new categories.”
One of the more intriguing developments that occurred Nadella’s early reign was the launch of the Microsoft Office app on the iPad, way before such a touch-based software was made available on its own Windows devices.
Satya explicitly mentions, “The intent is for us to make sure that our services are available on all the devices. We have to make sure our software runs on all of them.”
He further adds that “We wanted to make sure we had a touch-first app on the platform that has the most share. Frankly, I didn’t want us to hold back because the idea of getting it on our platforms wasn’t important anymore.”
It definitely looks like the original Microsoft mantra will end under Nadella, as he seeks to remake Microsoft with the clear goal on focusing to secure the company’s future in a so-called “post post-PC world.”