Microsoft shares have climbed 33 per cent over the past year

Microsoft reported higher- than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for c(...)

Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)

Joseph “Joe” Tucci, chairman and chief executive officer of EMC. The firm has forecast full-year revenue of $24.5 billion

Data storage equipment maker EMC cut its full-year profit forecast as it joins other companies affected by a surge in dollar that crimps demand for US(...)

Banana distributor Fyffes was one of the main movers of the day, with the stock up 4.25 per cent at €1.03. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European stocks fell following their longest streak of weekly losses in more than a year, as worse-than-estimated financial results added to concerns(...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

The IBM facility at Damastown , near Clonee, in Co. Meath. The tech giant today released a poor set of results which sent its share price plummeting.

IBM said it will no longer reach its earnings forecast for 2015, ditching a five-year profit goal as the company struggles to transform quickly enough(...)

IBM is expected to announce today that it will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take an unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands. (Photograph:  ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

IBM is expected to announce today that it will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take an unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands. IBM wil(...)

Dr Damien Thompson of the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

Scientists in Ireland, Zurich and Madrid have developed a new kind of medical sensor that can detect minute traces of a substance down to the level o(...)

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Christopher Bailey, CEO, Burberry, is number one on the OUTstanding list.

Two Irish business people have made it into OUTStanding’s top 100 list of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business leaders. Limeric(...)