Infographic: An Inside Look at Microsoft's Portfolio of Enterprise Technology
This year will likely be one of great change for Microsoft. Outgoing CEO, Steve Ballmer will create a void into which a new and as yet unnamed candidate will step. This mystery CEO will have the capacity to steer Microsoft in a brand new direction in 2014 and beyond, and will have big shoes to fill after Ballmer led Microsoft to a further 6% revenue increase $77,849 million in 2013.
That growth was primarily brought about by Microsoft’s continued success in the field of enterprise technology. Looking at the 2013 annual report, here are the headlines:
- Microsoft’s Server and Tools division grew a whopping 9%. This was built off the launch of the Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2 platforms. System center, Visual studio and Microsoft SQL server also saw major success.
- Microsofts Business Division grew 3%, bringing in fresh revenue streams from Office 365 and the launches of new software including SharePoint 2013, Exchange Server 2013 and Lync 2013. Microsoft Dynamics also continued to deliver growth as the cornerstone of the Business Division.
As we ponder over the future of Microsoft under new leadership, lets take a close look at Microsoft’s portfolio of enterprise technology. Check out the infographic below to discover some truly amazing facts and figures. Some highlights include:
- One sixth (1/6) of the world population uses Microsoft Office.
- Windows Server dominates the server operating system market with a 73% share.
- Windows Azure has the capacity to scale and support an application for 10 – 10,000,000 users without any additional coding.
*Note – the graphic is large, so can also be found here - http://www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/images/infographics/microsoft-enterprise-technology.png
Edward Jones works for Firebrand Training as a technical writer. He provides news articles, opinion and technical how to guides across a range of topics including security, networking and enterprise technology.