100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers - 2015
Enterprise technology is developing at breakneck speed and Microsoft is making sure that it creates an impact that will last for years to come. Mobility, cloud, social, big data, and security are the five major areas where the Redmond giant is heavily invested in. Ambitiously put by Satya Nadella, Microsoft is on a mission to reinvent productivity to empower individuals and companies. “We will build platforms and experiences of productivity for a world mobile-first and cloud-first,” states Nadella. The road taken by Microsoft and its outcome is evident in the slew of innovative products and solutions that have come out of Redmond in the last one year—with many more yet to come, as we learnt from the recent Ignite 2015 Conference.
Microsoft has unveiled a raft of new enterprise products and services to help CIOs lead their companies in the new era of enterprise computing. This shows Nadella’s attempt to not just entice consumers with the upcoming release of Windows 10 and new version of Office, but also refocus Microsoft’s efforts on its business clientele, with a particular emphasis on corporate IT departments. The new lineup includes the next generation of Windows management, Microsoft Office, hybrid cloud infrastructure and SQL Server.
The new Azure Stack brings the Azure user experience and both infrastructure and platform-asa-service capabilities into customers’ data centers. Built on the same core technology as Azure, IT teams can leverage Azure Stack to easily blend enterprise apps with modern, distributed apps and services while maintaining centralized oversight. Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016 have also taken major leaps forward in providing breakthrough performance for mission-critical apps and deeper insights on any data across on-premises and cloud.
Moreover, there is more to Window 10 than meets the eye. What does it have in store for Microsoft partners? A great potential to boost their bottom lines and grow their customer base. Window 10 includes security features that fight data leakage and let administrators restrict data from being copied and pasted outside of corporate applications. Besides Edge—the long awaited IE replacement— and Cortana—the voice assistant—Windows Update for Business is a new management option for Windows 10 designed to keep devices up to date with the latest security updates and Windows features. This gives administrators more control over what updates their company receives and when, allowing for continual updates through the month as an option.
With Microsoft firing on all cylinders, Microsoft partners play a key role in this drive towards IT innovation. To help CIOs find the right Microsoft Solution Provider, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts and the CIOReview editorial board has selected top players from over thousand Microsoft solution providers. The companies listed here demonstrate an ability to develop innovative technologies, methodologies, and outstanding customer service.
In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the burning need for costeffective and flexible solutions that add value to the complex Microsoft landscape. We present to you CIOReview’s 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers 2015.