Cloud growth? Take a number, Microsoft. Two engines have stalled

Grazed from The Register.  Author: Gavin Clark.

 Microsoft’s second fiscal quarter showed a company at dangerous stage in its transition. It also revealed a firm that is clearly unable to rely on the certainties of old.  Not so long ago, Microsoft relied on three engines of growth to drive its business – Office/personal productivity, server and tools, and Windows client machines.
 
Last September, Microsoft revamped the way it collects and reports revenue. It still has three units, only those three units are now known as Productivity and Business Process, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing...
 
And two of those three units saw revenue fall in the last three months: personal computing five per cent, and productivity and business process down two percent.  Just intelligent cloud was on the up – by five per cent...

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