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Redefine Microsoft's Role For Your BT Strategy

BT Vendor Profile: Microsoft

October 21, 2016

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Why Read This Report

To develop a greater ability to win, serve, and retain customers, CIOs are building a strong business technology (BT) agenda. This requires them to reassess and evolve their tech vendor portfolio. In this report, we assess whether and how Microsoft can contribute to your firm's BT agenda. Originally a maker of operating systems and office software, Microsoft now supports a sprawling ecosystem of partners with public cloud infrastructure, platforms, and application services. We outline four ways CIOs can choose to work with Microsoft in the age of the customer.

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Table of Contents

  • Microsoft Positions Itself As A Forward-Thinking Tech Provider
  • Microsoft Blends Tech Strengths With A Broad Partner Ecosystem
  • Use Forrester's Framework To Assess Microsoft As A Key BT Partner
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  • Evaluate Microsoft's Ecosystem As A Package, Not Stand Alone
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