Market Report: The Top 4 Microsoft key trends that will dominate IT departments

IWish LP

This report examines the survey results gathered from  Microsoft IT professionals  that manage Exchange, SharePoint and System Center environments.

Download this Market Report to learn about IT Manager Current Needs for Microsoft Applications :

  • Better release management. While Microsoft’s release improvements have helped reduce the impact of upgrades on users, deploying the latest release does not always go as smoothly as expected.
  • Smoother migration. Key migration challenges were encountered when consolidating data on virtualized servers, reducing migration impacts on end users, designing and validating architectures.
  • Cloud migration concerns. Respondents felt that they were not ready to migrate 100% of their infrastructure and workloads to a public cloud, citing security and service reliability as key concerns.
  • Lack of advanced reporting. Many participants indicate that the absence of advanced reporting and analytics in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), requires them to turn to third party solutions to meet their needs.

About the Research

“I Wish” was a campaign conducted by GSX Solutions that approached IT professionals to voice the types of new solutions and improvements they would love to see for Microsoft applications. The research was conducted using several channels, including social networks, direct customer feedback and insights gathered at major Microsoft events across the world. Nearly 1,000 wishes were collected in the United States, Europe and Asia.

The results have been compelling and have presented a clear understanding of what the Microsoft community wants and needs.

The “I Wish” campaign was inspired by the "I Wish This Was" program which began in New Orleans in November 2010 to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina.

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