The Wall St. Journal

by Richard E. Elliott Jr. article The Wall st.

Journal Apr 25, 2017 12:59:01In March, Microsoft said it was planning to acquire the analytics company Optima Systems for $1.1 billion.

The deal would give Optima a market value of $2.8 billion.

The deal is a departure from Microsoft’s traditional strategy of investing in the companies that would ultimately generate the company’s revenue.

The company was originally focused on building and acquiring software, services and systems.

Microsoft was also known for its work on Windows, Office and other software.

Now the company has focused more on software and services, and is working with startups to develop applications for Windows and Office, said Johnathan Freedman, the head of Microsoft’s Office business.

Optima was founded in 2002 and has grown to more than 60 employees in the United States and Europe, according to the company website.

It provides analytics software that helps businesses determine whether an app or website is performing as expected.

Its revenue comes from subscriptions to its software and the sale of data on how users use it, according a company blog post.

Microsoft acquired Optima from Intel Corp. in 2011 for about $10 billion.