Though specifics around DuBois' departure are unclear, it coincided with its global sales reorganization around the cloud. Rather than relying solely on its history as a enterprise software giant, in recent years Microsoft has turned to the cloud market and is already one of the dominant providers in the space. Revenue in Microsoft’s cloud group grew by 93% year-over-year last quarter. With DuBois departure, Microsoft IT leadership will fall to DelBene, at least in the interim.
An estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day, but it's only seen at the micro level. The scale of that amassed data is difficult to grasp because it seems so out of context. But when viewed in parts, it is easy to understand why the digital world has seen explosive growth. Every snapped photo, published post or completed online form contributes to the burgeoning world of data.
Microsoft announced Thursday plans to cut 3,000 sales jobs, part of a move to reorganize its global sales operation around the cloud, CNBC reports. Microsoft has 121,000 employees around the world, and the cuts represent less than 10% of its sales force and three-quarters of those impacted are outside the U.S. According to reports, the point of the layoffs is not to cut costs but to restructure how it sells different types of technology.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".