Software giant Microsoft
Total revenue inched up by 6% year over year, driven by strong sales of server-side tools like SQL Server and the Office 2010 suite, but held back by timid Windows sales. That's hardly a surprise: Consumers and enterprises are holding back on buying Windows 7 upgrades with Windows 8 hovering on the horizon.
The powerful 14% revenue surge in the server and tools segment goes hand in hand with equally strong software sales reported by IBM
Over the next couple of weeks, we'll see updates from BMC Software
Add this trio of potential analyst busters to your Foolish watchlist to learn more about them. Microsoft and Big Blue set the stage, now you get to pick the winners. Enterprise computing is kind of a big deal right now thanks to the impending Windows 8 release alongside the unstoppable rise of Big Data and business intelligence.