2012: Five IT companies that struggled to make a mark
Technology : Enterprise IT Services
From smartphones to chip makers, here is a look at some of the companies that failed to make the cut in 2012
Microsoft CEO defends its innovation record, financial results
Ballmer also conceded that he should have moved faster to get into the booming tablet market dominated by Apple Inc's iPad.
New Microsoft mantra after Sinofsky: Teamwork
Sinofsky's departure signals Ballmer's new-found focus on co-operation between its self-sufficient - and sometimes warring - units.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer suggests more hardware coming
With the Xbox game console and now the Surface tablet, Ballmer has been moving Microsoft toward being a "devices and services" company
Microsoft CEO expects volumes on Windows Phone to 'ramp quickly'
Ballmer said Microsoft will do more marketing and advertising around Windows 8, its Surface tablet and Windows Phone than any products the company had ever done.
Microsoft pushes new Windows to developers
A lack of apps is Microsoft's Achilles heel as it attempts to catch Apple and Google in the rush toward mobile computing.
Microsoft CEO says Windows 8 demand outpaces Windows 7
Windows 7 is the best-selling version of Windows so far, selling more than 670 million licenses in three years since release in 2009.
Windows 8 recasts PC industry - CEO Ballmer
The world's largest software company is desperate for the new-look, touch-friendly Windows 8 to grip customers' imaginations
Microsoft CEO sees company becoming more like Apple
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer signaled a new direction for the company, pointing to hardware and online services as its future like Apple.
Microsoft revamps Office, looks to the cloud
Technology : Cloud Computing
The revamped Office makes use of cloud computing and is compatible with touch screens widely used in tablets