3 Top Dividend Stocks in Big Data
Yes, the cognitive solutions unit's revenue dipped 2.5% to $4.6 billion, but there's more to IBM's big data story. Big data analytics falls under the "strategic imperatives" umbrella at IBM, and it accounts for a key component of the company's impressive $15.1 billion annual cloud revenue run-rate. At 2.15%, Microsoft's dividend isn't quite at the IBM or Intel level, but with its big data push in full swing, growth and income investors who put its shares in their portfolios can enjoy the best of both worlds. Data hosting via Microsoft's Azure platform, which grew 97% last quarter, also drove a 43% increase in commercial Office 365 revenue and a 74% rise in Dynamics CRM sales.