Office 2013: A Breakthrough In Productivity
Jan. 29, 2013
Forrester Research, Inc.
Forrester Research provides an overview of the new Office. In this independent report, Forrester analysts focus on how Microsoft addresses the important areas of mobile, social, and cloud to maintain its dominant position in enterprise knowledge worker technology.
Microsoft Lync 2013: Don’t Base Upgrades on New Features Alone
Oct. 5, 2012
Gartner reviews the new Lync, both on prem and Online, and discusses the enhancements including HD multiparty video, mobile and Web clients, persistent group chat, and greater integration with Skype, Windows 8 and Office 2013.
The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies Of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012
Aug. 16, 2012
Forrester Research, Inc.
Forrester Research, Inc. positioned Microsoft as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies Of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012. Forrester Research evaluated eight significant collaboration services providers for this report. This report details their findings on how well each vendor fulfills their criteria for constructing an online collaboration service, and where they stand in relation to each other, to help CIOs and their staff evaluate key criteria when looking for at a prospective provider for their needs. Given the relative immaturity of this market and the nature of client questions about it, Forrester chose to evaluate the overall strategies of these providers across criteria like global footprint, service-level agreements, mobile support, enterprise readiness, and more.
Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways (Gartner Inc.)
Aug. 15, 2012
Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, based on an evaluation of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.
Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools (Gartner Research)
Dec. 12, 2011
Gartner positions Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. The report says “Business process analysis tools continue to grow in importance as business managers, process architects and process analysts seek to better understand, streamline and automate their business processes, and to communicate their needs to IT professionals.”
Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing (Gartner Research)
Dec. 5, 2011
Gartner positions Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner believes the relevance of web conferencing continues to grow, noting “the primary justification for Web conferencing has been cost savings and other benefits arising from reductions in business travel. When meeting participants cannot travel because of security, environmental or other reasons, Web conferencing becomes a mission-critical capability.”
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q4 2011 (Forrester Research, Inc.)
Nov. 1, 2011
Forrester Research Inc., a leading independent research firm, recognized Microsoft SharePoint as a Leader in two technology areas in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q4 2011. According to Forrester, "SharePoint 2010 continues to grow in popularity, thanks to its blend of collaboration and content management support. SharePoint 2010’s ECM capabilities are much improved from the 2007 release, and Microsoft has focused on empowering the worker by delivering a better enterprise-ready solution."
Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals
Oct. 24, 2011
Gartner positions Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant on the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals based on an evaluation of completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (Gartner Research)
Oct. 13, 2011
Microsoft is placed in the Leaders Quadrant of this report, which looks at the enterprise content management market and how Gartner rates vendors and their packaged ECM products. According to Gartner “Changing delivery models, new value propositions, solution configurations and partner ecosystems make ECM relevant to every business.”
Market Scope for Enterprise Instant Messaging and Presence (Gartner Research)
July 5, 2011
Microsoft is rated as Strong Positive in this Market Scope report. Gartner believes IM and presence platforms have become elements of core infrastructure for enterprises and the integration of presence information with email and other business applications is a central requirement that impacts workflow and collaborative decision making.
The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Office 365 (Forrester Consulting)
June 1, 2011
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the Total Economic Impact™ and potential return on investment SMB companies may realize by deploying Office 365, consisting of cloud deployments of Exchange Online (with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange), Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and Office Professional Plus. The study found that Office 365 delivered a 321% return on investment with a two month payback period for the composite midsize organization. Office 365 has a lower Total Cost of Ownership, and improves productivity compared to a similar on premises implementation.
E-Mail Maturity Model: Optimizing the Investment (Gartner Research)
April 27, 2011
In this report, Gartner says “Most organizations will benefit from a careful analysis of the maturity of their e-mail system to uncover weaknesses. This exercise can lead to a substantial improvement in all aspects of the e-mail infrastructure. Ultimately, we believe e-mail — despite its reputation as a commodity — can offer substantial competitive advantage.”
The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (Forrester Consulting)
Nov. 1, 2010
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the Total Economic Impact™ and potential return on investment on Lync Server 2010. The study found that for a composite organization, Lync 2010 offers a risk-adjusted ROI of 337 percent, including $6.35 million in hard cost savings over three years, with a payback period of 12 months.
The Total Economic Impact Of Implementing Microsoft’s Productivity Platform (Forrester Consulting)
May 1, 2010
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the Total Economic Impact™ and potential return on investment on the integrated value that enterprises may realize by deploying Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 together. The study found that in a composite organization, Microsoft’s solutions offered improvements in workforce productivity, resulting in savings, on average, of 82.33 hours per year or 3.96% of time per employee per day for the composite organization.