6 Amazing Things Microsoft Could Do With LinkedIn (PCMag.com)
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:53PM
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By now you've probably heard the big news: Microsoft has agreed to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. As much as you like searching for new jobs, and scrolling through an endless number of memes about achieving your inner greatness, you're probably scratching your head, wondering why Microsoft would dump about a third of its worth on a social network that doesn't even crack the top three in popularity. It's fair to question whether or not the acquisition makes fiscal sense, or whether the two tech giants can form a cohesive and practical business unit. However, the acquisition doesn't entirely come out of the blue, especially if you've been closely following Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his machinations.

Less than a year ago, Nadella emailed his 118,000 global employees to lay out his vision for what Microsoft would become under his leadership. In that memo, he said Microsoft would invest in three interconnected goals. The second and third goals on his list were to build a more intelligent cloud platform, and create more personal computing.

Nadella's primary objective is to reinvent productivity and business processes. The LinkedInFree at iTunes Store acquisition strikes at the heart of this goal. A Microsoft-LinkedIn marriage could not only reinvent productivity and business processes for Microsoft customers, but also for the Redmond-based giant itself.

1. Access to Every Company's IT Decision-Makers

2. Access Experts via Word and PowerPoint

3. Create an HR Platform that Ties into Microsoft Dynamics 

4. Compete with Facebook and Twitter

5. Skype and LinkedIn Become One

6. All of the Above...Combined

-Juan Martinez, June 13, 2016

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