Microsoft Board Mulls Sales Force Revamp to Speed Shift to Cloud

  • Chairman Thompson says ‘stress’ can encourage change
  • Directors discuss ways to accelerate Nadella’s cloud efforts

Microsoft Ramps Up Its Cloud Efforts

Board members at Microsoft Corp. are grappling with a growing concern: that the company’s traditional software business, which makes up the majority of its sales, could evaporate in a matter of years -- and Chairman John Thompson is pushing for a more aggressive shift into newer cloud-based products.

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