Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) CEO Will Swing the Axe Again?


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trying hard to sell and elevate its Cloud services and platform Azure. It does not speak to the media frankly about the profits and revenues, but they are not impressive. Amazon Cloud services have taken over the Enterprise Goliaths of the market. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is more tilted towards small businesses, startups and incubation Cloud systems. Some latest leaks have confirmed that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is not happy with its Cloud sales. It is forcing its sales personnel to sell the Cloud services and do tricks to make the users use these services for a long term.

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An article on Business Insider has revealed some of the numbers which could give us a clear look into what’s actually going on with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Cloud business. Since 2011, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) only got $1 billion revenue from its Azure platform. While more than 3,000 companies signed up for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Enterprise Cloud solutions, a majority of them left it or never used them. The source said that more than 80% of the Cloud revenue is coming from 20% of the sources for Microsoft, which is not a good sign. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is facing the ‘consumption’ problem. It is not failing to attract new companies towards its Cloud, but it fails miserably in sustaining them.

The source quoted a number of salespeople from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), who are not happy with the company’s rigorous pressure on them to sell the service at all costs. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s CEO Satya Nadella took some bold steps in the past and the salespeople from the company are terrified that he will swing the axe again if sales don’t elevate in the Cloud domain.

As of 30 June 2014, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management hold around 17.7 million Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares.

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