VMware Reveals Meagre Profits and 900 Job Cuts -- City Index Asia

VMware Reveals Meagre Profits and 900 Job Cuts -- City Index Asia 
SINGAPORE -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 --  City Index Asia --
Virtualisation specialist VMware has announced a meagre increase in
quarterly profits of just two per cent, despite sales being up by 22
per cent. 
The firm, which is currently led by ex-Intel executive Pat Gelsinger,
has also stated that 900 jobs are set to go. 
Despite the impressive increase in revenue, profits were only up by
three per cent to $745 million compared to the same period last year. 
Chief executive officer Gelsinger remained upbeat about the results,
and said he was confident the fortunes of the company would soon
turnaround. 
He said: "2012 was a strong year for VMware, with solid Q4 results
despite a tough economic environment. We see a tremendous market
opportunity in 2013 and beyond, as we focus on what our customers
value most, VMware's role as a pioneer of virtualisation technologies
that radically simplify IT infrastructure from the datacenter to the
virtual workspace." 
Investors failed to share his optimism on the markets however, with
VMware's shares plummeting by 21.54 per cent at the end of trading in
New York yesterday (January 29th). 
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