focused on providing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, its Dynamics products compete with vendors, such as Infor, The Sage Group, and NetSuite. Salesforce.com’s cloud CRM offerings compete directly with its Dynamics CRM on-premises and CRM Online offerings. Intelligent Cloud This segment consists of the company’s public, private, and hybrid server products and cloud services that could power modern business. Server Products and Cloud Services The company’s server products are designed to make IT professionals, developers, and their systems more productive and efficient. Server software is integrated server infrastructure and middleware designed to support software applications built on the Windows Server operating system. This includes the server platform, database, business intelligence, storage, management and operations, virtualization, service-oriented architecture platform, security, and identity software. The company also licenses software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. Server products and cloud services revenue is mainly affected by purchases through volume licensing programs, licenses sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and retail packaged products. CALs provide access rights to certain server products, including SQL Server and Windows Server, and revenue is reported along with the associated server product. Azure is a scalable cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management, along with advanced services, such as analytics, and comprehensive solutions, such as Enterprise Mobility Suite. Azure includes a flexible platform that helps developers build, deploy, and manage enterprise, mobile, Web, and Internet of Things applications, for any platform or device without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. Azure enables customers to devote more resources to development and use of applications that benefit their organizations, rather than managing on-premises hardware and software. Enterprise Services: Enterprise Services, including Premier Support Services and Microsoft Consulting Services, assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions and provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on various Microsoft products. Competition Vertically integrated computer manufacturers, such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Oracle offer their own versions of the Unix operating system preinstalled on server hardware. IBM and Oracle lead a group of companies focused on the Java Platform Enterprise Edition that competes with the company’s enterprise-wide computing solutions. Commercial competitors for the company’s server applications for PC-based distributed client/server environments include CA Technologies, IBM, and Oracle. Its Web application platform software competes with open source software, such as Apache, Linux, MySQL, and PHP. In middleware, it competes against Java vendors. The company’s database, business intelligence, and data warehousing solutions offerings compete with products from IBM, Oracle, SAP, and other companies. Its system management solutions compete with server management and server virtualization platform providers, such as BMC, CA Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and VMware. The company’s products for software developers compete against offerings from Adobe, IBM, Oracle, other companies, and open-source projects, including Eclipse (sponsored by CA Technologies, IBM, Oracle, and SAP), PHP, and Ruby on Rails, among others. Azure faces diverse competition from companies such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, VMware, and open source offerings. More Personal Computing This segment consists of products and services geared towards harmonizing the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across screens of all sizes. This segment primarily consists of Windows, including Windows OEM licensing (Windows OEM) and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, volume licensing of the Windows operating system, patent licensing, Windows Embedded
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