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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291 results in Reports

  • Microsoft
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDN And Digital Performance Vendor Landscape, Q3 2015

    This report is a companion to Forrester's "Market Overview: CDN Platforms And Digital Performance Services" report. This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros pick the best...

    • Downloads: 300
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SQL-For-Hadoop: 14 Capable Solutions Reviewed

    SQL Is The Fastest, Easiest Way To Get Value From Relational Data In Hadoop

    There's a new dynamic duo in big data town: SQL and Hadoop. If you think this an unlikely combination, think twice. Enterprises have gobs of structured and semi-structured data generated by all sorts...

    • Downloads: 26
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015

    The in-memory database platform represents a new space within the broader data management market. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals invest in in-memory database platforms to support...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q3 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 59-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the 10 most significant providers in the category — Aptos, Demandware, Fujitsu, Microsoft Dynamics, NCR,...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2E Cloud IAM, Q2 2015

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of B2E cloud identity and access management (IAM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant SaaS providers in the category — Bitium, Centrify, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 169
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Platforms, Partners, And Power

    Borrow Mobile Moments To Engage Your Customers In Context Throughout Your Ecosystem And On Third-Party Platforms

    You face the following challenge: Most of your customers will not download your mobile app, but you know that mobile is the most important digital touchpoint in which to win, serve, and retain your...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Database-As-A-Service

    New Business Initiatives Drive The Need For On-Demand, Self-Service Databases

    Business leaders demand next-generation applications and new insights to drive more intelligent engagement and better decisions. To get there, enterprise architects need to design an agile technical...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions

    Pick The Perfect Private Cloud For Your Needs

    This report is the third in a series of market overview reports on private cloud solutions. Part one was an overview and part two concentrated on software-based solutions. This report — part...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Azure App Service Helps Developers Move Smoothly From Web Apps To Modern Apps

    Four Linked Services Address Today's Scenarios While Introducing New Modern Application Features

    Microsoft's new Azure App Service combines three formerly separate development platforms — Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services — and adds a fourth, creating four linked...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Enterprise Software Giants Embrace The Internet Of Things

    But They Won't Be Ready To Meet CIOs' Needs In 2015, So CIOs Still Need Specialist IoT Software Platforms

    The Internet of Things (IoT) holds great potential for transforming customer experiences and improving business operations. In our recent IoT software platforms report, we touched on the forthcoming...

    • Downloads: 319
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Next App Platforms Will Bridge Corporate, Consumer, Commerce, And Connected Devices

    Introducing Forrester's Digital App Platform Model For Application Development And Delivery Leaders

    To help their firms win, serve, and retain customers, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are creating apps spanning consumer tech, commerce platforms, and connected devices. A...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: CDN Platforms And Digital Performance Services

    CDNs Have Evolved To Close Experience Gaps With Web, Video, And Security Digital Performance Services

    Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around for 15 years using localized caching to improve web performance. But the relentless growth in mobile engagement and the demands of digital experience...

    • Downloads: 351
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Information Archiving, Q2 2015

    Innovative Vendors Move Beyond Just Compliance To Become Sources Of Insights And Corporate Memory

    Enterprise architects, in many regulated industries, are refreshing their approach to information archiving. As newer, innovative vendors are assessed, enterprise architecture (EA) professionals must...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint's Future: Engagement Workplaces For Customer Operations

    SharePoint's Days As A Broad Middleware Suite Are Over

    It's time for enterprise customers to narrow their expectations of SharePoint; some should reduce SharePoint's role in their application strategies. Once a server suite addressing six major...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft Can Be A Key Partner For Digital Operational Excellence In Asia Pacific

    But The Firm Must Continue To Break Down Internal Product Barriers

    In March 2015, Microsoft held its annual analyst summit at its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore to provide an update on the company's progress in the region on its global journey to transform...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft Attracts Developers Through Choice, Scale, And Imagination

    Developer conferences are among the hottest technology events these days, selling out in days if not hours. Developers willingly queue up to get the latest information on core platform technologies...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Four Questions That Should Guide Your Microsoft Strategy

    Transitioning To Cloud-Based Subscription Models Provides A Unique Opportunity To Realign Your Commercial And Adoption Strategies

    Do you think that you understand Microsoft from previous dealings with the company? Think again. Microsoft's ongoing strategic transformation has significant implications for any technology...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q2 2015

    Ensure Quality Of Enterprise, Mobile, And Web Applications Without Sacrificing Delivery Speed

    Fast application development and delivery (AD&D) is a must. But, so is quality. The growing architectural complexity of modern applications makes functional test automation (FTA) tools an essential...

    • Downloads: 412
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Master Business Agility With Cloud Platforms

    Three Categories Of Agility Boosters Deliver Organizational And Market Agility

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) computing and cloud platforms have been around for more than 20 years, with faster and simpler software delivery driving adoption. Speed remains important, but speed is...

    • Downloads: 234
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015

    Predict And Prosper With One Of These 13 Solutions

    Good news! Predictive analytics is within easy reach for all enterprises if they choose the right big data predictive analytics solution to meet their needs. In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation, we...

    • Downloads: 969
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 628
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Large Organizations, Q1 2015

    Salesforce, SAP, Oracle, And Microsoft Lead A Mature Field Of Vendors

    In this Forrester Wave evaluation of customer relationship management (CRM) suites for enterprise organizations, we identified the nine most significant CRM suites solutions — Infor CRM...

    • Downloads: 521
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Midsize Organizations, Q1 2015

    Salesforce And Microsoft Lead A Mature Field Of Vendors

    In this Forrester Wave evaluation of customer relationship management (CRM) suites for midsize organizations, we identified the 10 most significant CRM suites solutions — Aptean Pivotal CRM,...

    • Downloads: 373
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Portfolio Management For The Tech Management Agenda, Q1 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of portfolio management for tech management vendors, we identified the 10 most significant software providers — CA Technologies, Changepoint, Clarizen, HP,...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Unified Communications Framework For Voice Integration

    Increase Adoption, Decrease Costs, And Improve Customer Experiences

    Expanding enterprise unified communications (UC) capabilities improves the ability to win, retain, and serve customers so it's important to tackle the barriers to adoption. Users may use alternative...

    • Downloads: 177