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    The Palo Alto, Calif., virtualization software pioneer is charging into its cloud-computing future thanks to addition by subtraction. Facing impossibly steep competition from Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure, VMware unloaded its infrastructure-as-a-service business and plowed the savings into other areas with more potential. The result? A portfolio that better caters to cloud-curious corporations, whatever the approach: public, private, or hybrid. The strategic shift has been popular with investors: Its stock is up more than 40% year to date.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score3
    Computer Software
    Patrick P. Gelsinger
    HQ Location
    Palo Alto, Calif.
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$7,447
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$1,326
    Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)$45,723