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Microsoft just shook up its corporate architecture with a high-profile firing.
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Thursday, 08 November 2007 10:11

 Did he lie cheat and steal? Then why was he Fired?

 You're Fired: Microsoft Dumps CIO for Monkey Business
Jason Mick (Blog) - November 7, 2007 9:12 AM

Microsoft Corp. announced yesterday the shocking news that it had fired its CIO of two years, Stuart Scott. They disclosed that Scott had violated corporate policies, but would not mention details. A Microsoft spokesperson simply stated, "We can confirm that Stuart Scott's employment with Microsoft has been terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies."
The news came as somewhat of a bombshell as Scott was behaving last week as if it were business as normal, attending the InformationWeek 500 conference, and giving a speech with his boss, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner.

Still, despite the cool exterior, Scott had been the topic of over a month of rumors, which indicated that Microsoft may have placed him on administrative leave. The recent report released by Microsoft seems to validate these rumors.

Scott had worked for over 17 years at General Electric and also served as their CIO. He left General Electric for Microsoft in 2005. He was a corporate vice president at Microsoft and began as co-CIO. Last year he assumed sole CIO responsibilities... More    Comment in the Forums

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