Microsoft Fires Chief Information Officer

Microsoft Corp. announced today that it had fired its chief information officer due to alleged company policy violations. Unfortunately, a spokesman declined to give the exact reason for the dismissal, so we're as much in the dark as anybody else. "Stuart Scott's employment with Microsoft was terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies," said Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos, reading from a company statement. Gellos said Scott was dismissed Friday but would not elaborate further. According to Microsoft's Web site, Scott was responsible for the technology infrastructure at the world's largest software maker. He joined Microsoft in 2005, after 17 years at General Electric Co. Filling in for Scott will be Shahla Aly, a general manager, and Alain Crozier, a corporate vice president, until a replacement can be found.

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yeah...the rumor mill has been going around. Apparently, he had an affair with his subordinate who just had a big promotion (by him...of course). Dude has like 7 kids so apparently he aint busy enough!

phiberoptik said,
How do you have such a nice job and go and %#$^ up so bad you get canned..... what an idiot.

Maybe promoting his girlfriend that everyone knew about (except his wife?) was a little too obvious.

But I'm surprised that he didn't undergo the mandatory castration required for Microsoft employees. I guess it doesn't apply to MS management.

Sounds to me like they needed someone to blame for something that is going to break to the press soon...and he drew the short straw :P

Somewhat amusing, but that popped through my head as a joke post, too. :P

Actually, I believe that Bill Gates said he had a Linux install that he used on occasion, for purposes of familiarity with the competition. And they have a "Linux lab" loaded with a few Linux distros and Solaris and stuff. Again to look at the competition. After all, Linux and Apple users are familiar with Windows, I am pretty sure.

markjensen said,
Somewhat amusing, but that popped through my head as a joke post, too. :P

Actually, I believe that Bill Gates said he had a Linux install that he used on occasion, for purposes of familiarity with the competition. And they have a "Linux lab" loaded with a few Linux distros and Solaris and stuff. Again to look at the competition. After all, Linux and Apple users are familiar with Windows, I am pretty sure.

Thats why they're Linux users.

Denver_80203 said,
infrastructure policy violation = Reading everyone's email

Most companies do this as a matter of course these days. It shouldn't surprise anyone that their employer is reading their email or monitoring their web use.