About This Constellation ShortList™

The rise of megavendors and the complexity of managing them are driving customers to seek service providers that can deliver on end-to-end vendor capabilities. Microsoft’s market position as a major technology stack and status as one of a handful of cloud services providers create a unique market for service providers to deliver on customer needs.

Successful offerings bring together an entire suite of offerings that span across the infrastructure-, platform- and software-as-a-service layers. Most service providers will provide a stable of resources that are focused on the latest disruptive technologies. In addition, industry expertise and support for global geographies are requirements for this Constellation ShortList.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Provide development capacity for .NET Framework
  • Deploy and support Microsoft Office 365
  • Provide development capacity in Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Provide development capacity in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Provide development capacity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Deploy and support Dynamics 365
  • Provide development capacity for Biz Apps skillsets
  • Deliver full-stack Azure competencies
  • Support system center operations manager (SCOM)
  • Provide resources on disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning and mixed reality
  • Provide unique industry solutions
  • Provide geographically specific offerings            

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 10 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • Accenture
  • Avanade
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList will be updated at least once per year. There could be an update after six months, should the analyst deem it necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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