Trends Report

Microsoft's Leading Solution For Windows Management Aims At Megavendor Status

SWOT Analysis: Microsoft, Q3 2008

August 21st, 2008
With contributors:
Jean-Pierre Garbani , Reedwan Iqbal

Summary

Microsoft today presents a management portfolio that addresses the core Microsoft solutions: operating systems management, applications management, middleware management, and database management. This focus provides Microsoft clients with immediate benefits. It could also be a stepping stone for Microsoft's enterprise management strategy. Instead of focusing on systems management, it could put together a portfolio of infrastructure and service management solutions — perhaps with a focus on software-as-a-service (SaaS) — by extending its product development organization and/or making some considered acquisitions.

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