Microsoft today changed how it will report its financial performance, reducing the number of operating divisions to three, in an effort to align with CEO Satya Nadella’s emphasis on the cloud and productivity platforms, and opportunities to reap revenue from customers after they’ve moved to Windows 10.
The three operating segments — Intelligent Cloud, Productivity and Business Processes and More Personal Computing — replace six earlier divisions, which were roughly organized on a consumer versus commercial basis.
Microsoft’s previous financial reporting had been in place for just two years. Then-CEO Steve Ballmer reconfigured both the company and its financial reporting.
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