Strategic and Disruptive Vendors: Support for a Changing IT Landscape



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How ready are vendors to react to the convergence of four forces โ€” mobile, cloud, social and information? Use this collection of research to understand how strategic and disruptive vendors are evolving in the new era of computing where speed, integration and innovation are differentiators.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Nexus of Forces Is Creating a New Era of Computing
    • This Convergence of Forces Is Driving Vendors to Change
    • The Legacy of a Vendor Affects Its Nexus Strength
    • Disruptive Vendors Drive the Nexus
      • Amazon
      • Apple
      • Google
    • Strategic Vendors Play an Important Role in the Nexus
      • Cisco
      • IBM
      • Microsoft
      • Oracle
      • SAP
    • Looking Ahead
  • Recommended Reading
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