Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] Microsoft Warns About Lowering Margins, Free Software Among Causes

Hash: SHA1

Bringing down software margins with the cloud and open source

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft expects to lose margin as "cloud" competitors start to eat away at 
| its core businesses. Kudos to Microsoft for calling out the obvious. 
| [...]
| Put more bluntly, there's not a chance in Hades that Microsoft will be able 
| to charge more for its cloud-based offerings, not when its competitors are 
| using the cloud to pummel its desktop and server-based offerings. This is 
| something that Microsoft (and everyone else) is simply going to have to get 
| used to: The go-go days of outrageous (software) margins are over. Done.    


Microsoft warned its investors that FOSS and Linux would reduce its margins
(see below). The clouds are also here to thrive.

Wanted: Virtualization Coders

,----[ Quote ]
| Virtualization is also being used in more sophisticated ways, such as in 
| disaster recovery, Whiteley said. But if there is a skills shortage, it's not 
| slowing down the deployment, he said.  



,----[ Quote ]
| To the extent open source software gains increasing market acceptance, sales 
| of our products may decline, we may have to reduce the prices we charge for 
| our products, and revenue and operating margins may consequently decline.   

http://www. microsoft.com/msft/SEC/default.mspx

Microsoft sees slide in profits


Microsoft Profit Drops; Forecast May Miss Estimates

,----[ Quote ]
| The world's biggest software maker said sales of Windows for PCs sank 24
| percent and revenue from its online advertising unit came in at the low end
| of its projections. Microsoft's report contrasted with positive comments from
| chipmaker Intel Corp. and computer company International Business Machines
| Corp.
| [...]
| Microsoft declined $1.60 to $30.20 in extended trading after closing at
| $31.80 at 4 p.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The stock has
| fallen 11 percent this year.


Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

,----[ Quote ]
| Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
| by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.


Microsoft says to borrow money for Yahoo deal

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft Corp said on Monday it may borrow money for the first time in its 
| history to fund a portion of its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer for Yahoo 
| Inc.  

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index