Trouble In Redmond: Microsoft Boots CIO

scott.jpgMicrosoft has fired chief information officer Stuart Scott for “violation of company policies.”

Microsoft refused requests for further information from multiple sites, saying only that “We can confirm that Stuart Scott’s employment with Microsoft was terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies.”

Scott joined Microsoft in 2005 after 17 years at GE, where according to his Microsoft bio page he was recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the top 100 CIOs in 2003.

In a Q&A on Microsoft Presspass in December 2005, Scott described his role in two parts: “to help the company think through and define its strategic priorities, then deliver the business-process capabilities and solutions to achieve them….[and to] lead the Microsoft IT organizations in designing, building and running the IT systems that we use to run the company.”

Microsoft GM Shahla Aly and Corporate VP Alain Crozier will take over from Scott until a replacement is hired.

(in part via ZDNet)