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Microsoft May Cut UK Jobs To Strengthen Cloud Computing Unit

Amid focusing more on the cloud computing business Microsoft has released a press statement revealing job cuts are on card and mostly those employed outside United States and are in the marketing sector.

Lately the software giant is emphasizing more on its cloud computing sector while facing intense competition from Amazon, Google and other global rivals.

Additional details have not been provided by Microsoft yet, but the statement claims some of the employees have been intimated about elimination of couple of positions.

Currently the company employs about 121,000 people worldwide including about 3,000 in United Kingdom.

Microsoft has three big data centers in UK and is looking ahead to lure business houses to store their files and programs her instead of in individual computers.

Meanwhile, in recent years Microsoft has timed major reorganisations in the company, mostly the hardware unit, that coincides with the financial year that is to end in June.

The firm is targeting to have a better sales operation which can attract businesses to shift their storage to the cloud.

The statement reads, “Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners… Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others.”

Lately the cloud unit of the company has been a source of strength for the technology giant. In nine months until March this year its “intelligent cloud” products generated $1.7bn (£1.3bn) revenue

However, cloud units of Google and Amazon are ahead of the Microsoft product in the global market.

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