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Forward-looking statements may appear throughout this report, including the following sections: Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially.
We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise. General Our vision Microsoft is a technology company whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. The mobile-first, cloud-first world is transforming the way individuals and organizations use and interact with technology. Mobility is not focused on any one device; it is centered on the mobility of experiences that, in turn, are orchestrated by the cloud.
Cloud computing and storage solutions provide people and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party datacenters. Mobility encompasses the rich collection of data, applications, and services that accompany our customers as they move from setting to setting in their lives.
We are transforming our businesses to enable Microsoft to lead the direction of this digital transformation, and enable our customers and partners to thrive in this evolving world. What we offer Founded inwe operate worldwide in over countries. Our products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers.
We also design, manufacture, and sell devices, including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with our cloud-based offerings. We offer an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and we provide solution support and consulting services.
We also deliver relevant online advertising to a global audience. The ambitions that drive us To carry out our strategy, our research and development efforts focus on three interconnected ambitions: Reinvent productivity and business processes.
Build the intelligent cloud platform. Create more personal computing. Reinvent productivity and business processes We believe we can significantly enhance the lives of our customers using our broad portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services that span devices and platforms.
Productivity will be the first and foremost objective, to enable people to meet and collaborate more easily, and to effectively express ideas in new ways.
With Officewe provide these familiar industry-leading productivity and business process tools as cloud services, enabling access from anywhere and any device. This creates an opportunity to reach new customers and expand the usage of our services by our existing customers.
We see opportunity in combining our offerings in new ways that are mobile, collaborative, intelligent and trustworthy. We offer our services across platforms and devices outside our own. As people move from device to device, so will their content and the richness of their services.
We engineer our applications so users can find, try, and buy them in friction-free ways. Build the intelligent cloud platform In deploying technology that advances business strategy, enterprises decide what solutions will make employees more productive, collaborative, and satisfied, and connect with customers in new and compelling ways.
They work to unlock business insights from a world of data. To achieve these objectives, increasingly businesses look to leverage the benefits of the cloud. Helping businesses move to the cloud is one of our largest opportunities, and we believe we work from a position of strength.
Microsoft is one of two leaders in the market. The shift to the cloud is driven by three important economies of scale:The greatest growth was in premium products, which expanded 11%, and in dark chocolate products, which grew 8%.
Sales were expected to grow another 6% by to $ billion. Seasonal candy is a major driver of the confectionary industry, and in accounted for over 21% of sales – over $7 billion. typical Sugar & Confectionery Product Manufacturer (NAICS ) laying off workers.
Appendix A - Outlines the overall economic impact by a layoff in the confectionary manufacturing industry. Appendix B – Outlines industries most likely affected (job loss of 10 or more) by a layoff in the confectionary manufacturing industry. Today, the confectionery industry has a direct economic impact of $35 billion and provides 55, jobs in more than 1, manufacturing facilities across the country.
sales. The company changed its name to the Hershey Company in Today, the Hershey Company is North America’s largest producer of chocolate and candies. It plans to expand into other products such as cookies, beverages, and health foods.
The company sells over 80 brands of products in approximately 70 countries and generates annual sales of $ billion. Companies representing the majority of the industry and its products have joined the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, including The Hershey Co., Mars, Inc., Nestlé USA.
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