Feeds

Microsoft fires CIO for 'violation' of policy

Hello highway

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Microsoft has fired its chief information officer (CIO) barely two years after he was appointed to the post.

Stuart Scott was cut loose following an investigation into a "violation of company policies". Microsoft is not saying anything more on the matter.

Scott joined Microsoft in July 2005, reporting to chief operating officer Kevin Turner, having spent 17 years in various roles at General Electric, culminating in CIO of different divisions.

CIO Magazine recognized Scott as one of the industry's top 100 CIOs in 2003.

Scott assumed his current role in October 2006 having shared the post with Ron Marktezich who moved on to run Microsoft's fledgling managed services business. As co-CIO, Scott had run Microsoft's internal business applications.

Scott is the second high-profile Redmond executive whose departure has raised questions. Martin Taylor, Steve Ballmer's advisor and author of Microsoft's "Get the facts" campaign against Linux, left abruptly in summer 2006 after 13 years' services for "personal matters".

Shahla Aly, Microsoft general manager and Alain Crozier, corporate vice president, will share responsibilities for the CIO's role until a replacement is found.®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.