Gartner: Microsoft One of Just Two Market Leaders in Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)

The air is pretty thin when it comes to Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) providers, finds Gartner. Only Microsoft and Salesforce rated Leader status in Gartner's aPaaS Magic Quadrant, released last week. The two companies were the only two leaders in 2015 as well, and Microsoft's position in the quadrant is unchanged (see graphic). But, Salesforce has since lost ground in Completeness of Vision, ceding market leadership in that criterion Microsoft. Salesforce still leads the pack in Ability to Execute.


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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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