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Microsoft likely to cut off jobs, to focus more on cloud computing

As per media reports, software giant, Microsoft, is planning to cut jobs as it is trying to refocus on making the sales force on cloud computing. The reports suggest that Microsoft is likely to cut off jobs.

“Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

Tech news website, GeekWire, published excerpts from the Microsoft memo, which referred to an enormous business opportunity helping its customers with “digital transformations.”

Chief Executive, Satya Nadella, has sought to reduce the company’s focus on software, and shift to cloud computing and business services.

“From large multinationals to small and medium businesses to non-profits all over the world, organisations are using Microsoft’s cloud platforms to power their digital transformation,” Nadella said when the company reported its earnings for the first three months of 2017.

The company also reported revenue gains from cloud and business service operations, which offset a drop in “personal computing,” including Windows operating system.
Microsoft said revenue from its “Intelligent Cloud” rose 11% to $6.8 billion in a year.

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It also added that its Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased by 7%.

Office consumer products and cloud services revenue rose 15%, as the number of Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 26.2 million.

Microsoft will release its earnings for the last quarter on July 20.

The company had earlier cut 7,800 jobs in 2015, and 4,700 in 2016.

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