The outlook for worldwide technology spending has darkened after warnings by bellwether technology vendors from Dell Inc to Cisco Systems Inc. Governments are scaling back purchases to reduce deficits while corporations are tightening budgets to cope with a worsening economic picture.
Shares in the world's No. 3 software maker rose 1 percent in extended trading, after closing down 2 percent at $28.35 on Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Sinead Carew in New York and Edwin Chan in Los Angeles; Editing by Richard Chang)