White Paper: How Microsoft Lost Touch with Modern IT

Written by Jon Griffin on November 13, 2017

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In the late 90s and early 00s, the enterprise was nearly entirely Microsoft based. From the computers, to the printers, to the applications, and everything else. Microsoft’s dominance was so great, that they owned 97% of the device market share in 2000 (Forbes). Clearly, that number can speak for itself. With this many solutions in the office, it made sense to introduce a way to manage it all. This IT tool came to be in the form of Active Directory®. Of course, the provider of this solution was Microsoft, and it gave admins a way to have control and security with all of the devices used by the end users. This setup was ideal for Microsoft, and worked well for admins in addition. However, as we all know, the pace that technology changes at is tremendously quick. Unfortunately for IT admins, Microsoft did not keep up.

Understanding How Microsoft Lost Touch

Microsoft has fallen from that 97% device market share, all the way down to only 20% of the market share as of 2012 (Forbes). If there is any indicator of how significant of a change in technology and IT tools, that statistic is a one of the most telling. So how did it get to be this way? What are the difficulties that Microsoft is causing IT admins to go through? What is the new role of IT in the modern landscape? All of these questions are answered in our recent white paper, titled “How Microsoft Lost Touch with Modern IT.” Check out the white paper by clicking on the image below.

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This document can open the door to a better understanding of where IT is trending, and where the best solutions can be found. The idea is to set up your infrastructure for the future of IT, not the past.

Learn More About Modern IT

If you would like to learn more about the path that modern IT is on, you can look into the series we have on it titled “The Microsoft-less Enterprise. This series encapsulates the How Microsoft Lost Touch with Modern IT white paper, as well as information on modern IT and how you can manage it. Once through the series, you will have a better understanding of the path IT is on and be better prepared to make a decision on your IT infrastructure. Alternatively, if you want to find additional information or to talk to someone about this, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about modern IT.

Jon Griffin

Jon Griffin works as a writer for JumpCloud, an organization focused on bringing centralized IT to the modern organization. He graduated with a degree in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and is an avid learner of new technology from cloud-based innovations to VR and more.

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