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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 into two.

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 07/24/2008 at 1:15 PM


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