Other companies involved include firms in finance, manufacturing, energy and consumer goods sectors. Its not clear yet which companies will agree to sign on. The goal is to publish the open letter this week.
Garter, Inc. has revised downward its prediction for global IT spending for 2017, to a total of $3.5 trillion. While this represents a 2.7 percent increase from 2016, it is down from earlier projection of 3 percent.
More than any other industry, the tech enclave embraces the work and aspirations of immigrants. At least half of the top 20 U.S. tech companies were founded or are currently led by someone who came from another country.
Software engineers who program computers to understand human speech saw U.S. demand for their labor grow faster than workers with any other skill, according to data from last quarter compiled by Upwork.
Scott will be responsible for driving strategic, cross-company initiatives to maximize the companys impact on customers. Scott joins Microsofts Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to CEO Satya Nadella.