Elop jilts Juniper for Microsoft

Juniper Networks chief operating officer Stephen Elop left the company this week, almost one year to the day after being named to the position. Elop is joining Microsoft to take charge of the software giant's business software division.

While at Juniper, Elop drive a wide-ranging internal overhaul of the company to make it a more streamlined, competitive organization, and reportedly did so without cutting jobs. Juniper also posted very strong third-quarter 2007 earnings a few months ago. 

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