Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) provides a variety of products and services worldwide including the Windows operating systems for PCs, MS Office software, Xbox game consoles, and Dynamics business applications for ERP and CRM. Based in Redmond, Wash., US.

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237 results in Reports

  • Microsoft
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Software-Only Storage

    Your Next Array Should Be An Application

    Hardware appliances have dominated the enterprise data storage landscape for decades, but storage is not immune from the software-defined transformation taking place in data centers. With momentum...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDN And Digital Acceleration Vendor Landscape, Q3 2014

    Navigating the landscape of content delivery network (CDN) and digital acceleration services requires answering a long list of questions. Which vendors have infrastructure in the countries and...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDNs Extend To Web Performance Optimization And End-To-End Cloud Services

    Market Overview: CDN And Digital Acceleration Services

    Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around for over 20 years, yet intensifying digital performance requirements are forcing CDN providers to evolve. CDN vendors are still focused on speeding...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Messaging Apps: Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social

    Messaging Apps Will Force Digital Platforms To Evolve

    You've surely heard of the second-largest acquisition in tech history, Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion. However, you may not have heard of KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, Secret, Snapchat,...

    • Downloads: 220
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014

    The 16 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 16 most significant software providers — Actuate, Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

    • Downloads: 446
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: On-Premises Unified Communications And Collaboration, Q2 2014

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 29-criteria evaluation of enterprise on-premises unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions vendors, we identified the 11 most significant providers — Aastra...

    • Downloads: 286
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Red Robin Builds An Agile Customer-Centric Culture With Yammer

    The Restaurant Uses Social Tools To Engage Employees And Accelerate Innovations That Customers Crave

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a US restaurant chain, competes in a crowded market where customer tastes change rapidly. As such, the company must build an organization that can quickly change its...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Windows 8.1 Update Improves Its Case For Enterprise Usage

    Update Opens Up New Customer-Facing Scenarios, But Barriers To Widespread Enterprise Adoption Persist

    Enterprises are finding more and more uses for tablets to complement business strategies. As enterprise-owned tablets become more commonplace, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Brief: Rethink Your Microsoft Licensing Strategy

    Microsoft's Office 365 ProPlus Subscription Product Fundamentally Changes Enterprises' Software Assurance Decision

    Sourcing professionals who are considering renewing or signing a Microsoft enterprise agreement (EA) in the next few months need to re-evaluate their plans, now that Microsoft has fundamentally...

    • Downloads: 200
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 65-criteria evaluation of enterprise social platform vendors, we identified the 13 most significant solution providers — Atlassian, blueKiwi, IBM, Jive, Microsoft, Neudesic,...

    • Downloads: 491
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 2

    Smartphone Adoption By Age

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Raise The Security Bar With Human-Factor-Friendly Design Concepts

    You Can Only Improve Security If You Care About Customer And Employee Experience

    Security leaders must realize that human factors contribute to the success of a security control as much as the risk reduction of the security control itself. Security leaders who choose to ignore...

    • Downloads: 150
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How The Council Of Europe Solved Its Portfolio Management Problem

    Light-Touch Discipline Yields New Visibility And Insight

    The Council of Europe's mission is to address pressing pan-continental political (e.g., democracy and rule of law) and human rights issues. Despite the importance of this work, the council faces the...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting Business Intelligence Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that just keeps picking up more and more speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. Technology vendors caught on to this...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: New Surface Advances Microsoft's Case For Device Consolidation

    A BYOD Candidate That Targets Lightening The Employee Technology Load

    On May 20, 2014, Microsoft unveiled the latest member of the Surface line, the Surface Pro 3, a Windows 8.1 touchscreen laptop that, among other improvements, carries a larger screen than the Surface...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pick The Right Webcasting Tool To Drive Customer Or Employee Engagement

    Between webcasting, webconferencing, and videoconferencing tools, the market for delivering slide presentations to a live audience is full of substitutes. Different products vary in their scalability...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft Office Crosses The Cloud Rubicon

    The Focus Is On Business Agility, And Here's Why It Matters

    Microsoft used the SharePoint Conference 2014 to forcefully assert that its entire Office portfolio is pivoting to cloud-first development and delivery. Microsoft gave services like Yammer and...

    • Downloads: 210
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Applying The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

    Customizing The Private Cloud Forrester Wave To Evaluate Four Common Private Cloud Scenarios

    In November 2013, we published our private cloud solutions Forrester Wave evaluation, where we used 61 criteria to evaluate 10 private cloud solutions vendors. The findings showed how well each...

    • Downloads: 516
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 1

    Smartphone Adoption By Gender

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in designing and developing their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Chinese Cloud Market Is Entering A New Era

    The Chinese cloud market has grown quickly over the past three years. However, cloud providers have focused primarily on the basic features of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings and have...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: SharePoint Innovations Aimed At Employees, Not Customers

    Intranets Get Easier, External Uses Stay Hard

    In March 2014, Microsoft announced new innovations for SharePoint 2013; this brief analyzes the good and bad news. The many customers who use SharePoint for employee collaboration will find much to...

    • Downloads: 229
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise Organizations, Q2 2014

    Due Diligence Required: These Vendors Are Great At Supporting Enterprise Organizations

    In the customer service solutions Forrester Wave™ for enterprise organizations, we identified the 11 most significant customer service solutions — eGain, Kana Enterprise, Microsoft, Moxie...

    • Downloads: 601
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Small And Midsize Teams, Q2 2014

    Due Diligence Required: These Vendors Are Great At Supporting Small And Midsize Teams

    In Forrester's 84-criteria evaluation of customer service vendors for enterprise organizations, we identified the 11 most significant solution providers — Astute Solutions, eGain, Kana...

    • Downloads: 258
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Which Public Cloud Platforms Offer The Right Configuration Controls?

    Depth Of Control Matters Most To DevOps But Can Hinder Others

    Developers of modern applications value the agility and abstraction that public cloud platforms provide, but there are vast differences in the degree of control and configurability each platform...

    • Downloads: 264