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Compare Microsoft and AT&T

Using the Internet, research Microsoft in the software industry and AT&T in the telecommunications industry to compare and contrast their performance over the last five years. Compare the two companies with special reference to the economic and environmental factors affecting their business during this time.

Examine how the following aspects of the company have changed over the last five years.

Earnings
Growth
Share price
Make sure to examine the profits or losses made by the two firms during the last five years.

Analyze how the economic factors have affected companies from different industries. Use the given template for your report.

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Dear Student,

The best way to approach this assignment is to break down the requirements into steps, which I have done below, then undertake the completion of each step in order. I have completed step 1. and provided the websites for you to complete step 2, which is to use the research provided to compare the industries. I have provided points for Step 2. Step 3. Use corporate sites - Investor section. Step 4. I have provided links to content for you. 5. I have provided links where the data is provided.

Good Luck with this assignment. I know you will do an excellent job.

1. Using the Internet, research Microsoft in the software industry and AT&T in the telecommunications industry.

2. Compare and contrast their performance over the last five years with special reference to the economic and environmental factors affecting their business during this time.

Both industries were deleteriously affected by the economic downturn. The software industry responded with acquisitions while telecommunications responded with substantial investment in new technology. Microsoft is also in the telecom industry and showed its investment in new technology ...

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Both industries were deleteriously affected by the economic downturn. The software industry responded with acquisitions while telecommunications responded with substantial investment in new technology. Microsoft is also in the telecom industry and showed its investment in new technology in Project Pink. Here is a quote from

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