A new survey released only a couple of days ago names Microsoft the number one vendor for CIOs, while also bringing some fresh views on the company’s development in the hardware and software markets.Piper Jaffray’s quarterly CIO survey picked Microsoft as the most important vendor, ahead of Oracle, SAP, Cisco, IBM, EMC, HP, and Apple.
But what’s more important is that the report claims most CIOs believe that the company has nothing to worry about on the short term, as “there are really no alternatives to Microsoft.”
“We believe Microsoft's dominance in the enterprise is underappreciated, and some of the threats against Microsoft, such as alternatives to the Windows desktop OS in the enterprise or productivity software, may be over-hyped in the near term. That said, keep in mind that our CIO survey does not address the large consumer business for Microsoft, which faces much more intense competitive pressures than its enterprise business,” the report reads, according to RCPMag.com.
Of course, Microsoft is yet to issue a comment on this, but it’s pretty clear that such a report could be only good news for the company after so much criticism on Windows 8 and Surface tablets.