Cloud computing single-handedly keeps Microsoft afloat

Their smartphone market has plummeted with many people opting for either an Android or iPhone.
By Billy Kirk | Jan 27, 2017
Microsoft has been experiencing a rough patch in their business model with PC computers and other fundamental sections of their company not keeping up with the customer demands.

But being on the front lines of cloud computing, the company has been able to sustain itself suffices the enormous losses in other fields.

So much so that they have decided to focus on cloud computing. Microsoft phones experienced an 81 percent loss in the last quarter of 2016. This is due in large part to the company stopping the Microsoft 2003 that operated many of the Lumia phones.

Their smartphone market has plummeted with many people opting for either an Android or iPhone.

They unluckily went throughthe same rabbit hole that destroyed Blackberry.

"The company's Enterprise Services revenue declined 4 percent after growing for three-quarters. Microsoft blamed the reversal on businesses, ending the custom support agreements for Windows Server 2003, " said Blair Hanley Frank from PCWorld. "Microsoft officially ended support for that server software in 2015, but some customers buy extended support under custom contracts."

Cloud computing experienced a 93 percent growth over the year with Microsoft offering one of the best service and affordable in the industry.

Even LinkedIn one of Microsoft's purchases did not do well and experienced a loss of $100 million in 2016. This is due in large part to the poor marking approach of the social media company. But one surprising bit was the PC profits rose by 4 percent, a big surprise considering market trends in past years.

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