The global economic crisis has not stopped tearing the income of big companies. This time, software giant Microsoft reported that sales of its products in the first 3 months of 2009 fell 6 percent compared to last year.
This is the decline in first-quarter earnings that hit Microsoft in its 23-year history as a public company.
The largest software manufacturer in the world said the number of profits fell 32 percent to the US $ 2.98 billion. The sales proceeds fell to the US $ 13.65 billion.
The biggest advantage comes from best-selling Windows operating system products and business software. However, along with the global economic crisis, the demand for personal computers has decreased so that it has an effect on Microsoft.
In fact, Chris Liddell, Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft, said that business prospects in the next quarter may not meet expectations.
Anticipating this, Microsoft, which became a public company in 1986, continued to seek ways to save company expenses. One of them is by laying off employees that have been realized some time ago.