As we all know, Microsoft is on the hunt for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer before his retirement comes into effect within the next 10 months. Several names have been floating around as a replacement, two of which being Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia head, Stephen Elop. While not many details have surfaced regarding Mulally, other than that he has no intention of leaving Ford, recent reports are showing that Elop already has some major plans to shake up the company if he does indeed take on the role.
Likely a part of the interview process at Microsoft, Elop is beginning to outline an overall strategy for the company with a strong interest in pushing Office on mobile platforms in a much deeper way. He is also looking at cutting some of the fat at Microsoft, including search and Xbox, two businesses he feels are distracting for the company.