Dark times for Microsoft too – Macitynet.it
It wasn't just hardware manufacturers who were punished on Wall Street. Yesterday Microsof also suffered a heavy blow, losing 12% of its value. The bad performance of the window company, the third largest in the last ten years, has in fact led to the title halving its value in the course of this year. The retreat of Microsoft's actions is not surprising. If the computer market gives in and PC manufacturers sell fewer machines, Microsoft also sells fewer licenses and fewer products, which could be even more serious considering that the Redmond company has just launched a new operating system, WindowsMe, and that it is developing an expensive strategy to integrate network development into its market plans. For this reason, now someone is beginning to believe that Microsoft for the fiscal quarter that closes on December 31st could miss the profit targets. According to some analysts, now, hopes for Microsoft would all be placed in the professional sector with Windows2000. Indeed, the most optimistic expect a rebound in the sector that could soothe the disappointing results in the consumer sector.