Windows Leader Leaps to Juniper
Kevin Johnson, the former head of Microsoft's Platforms & Services Division,
has resigned, and his group -- which includes Vista as well as online services
-- has been split
When I first heard the news, I figured Johnson was taking the rap for the poor
market performance of Vista, and the fact that Microsoft lost
over a billion dollars in its online business.
I was wrong. Johnson is the new CEO of Juniper, the high-flying network gear
maker. Juniper is one hot company. A nobody seven years ago, it's now arguably
the only networking company that can truly challenge Cisco. Good luck, Kevin!
Posted by Doug Barney on July 24, 2008