IBMs ratings outlook was revised to "negative" by Standard & Poors, after the software and technology services company posted its 16th consecutive quarter of declining revenue.
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is navigating a transition to cloud and subscription-based products, seeking to lessen its reliance on such one-time purchases.
Attendees to the recent Strata & Hadoop World conference had a lot to say about issues related to streaming data and real-time data. But cloud-based analytics also dominated many discussions.
While data security remains a top concern for nearly every organization, a growing number of firm are taking data analytics to the cloud.
Microsoft Corp. said earnings fell short of analysts estimates, as the companys plan to restore growth by focusing on cloud software hit a speed bump.