ETR Survey: Microsoft, Amazon Emerge as Preferred Providers of IT Products, Services

A new survey by market research firm ETR says Microsoft and Amazon have emerged as the preferred vendors in more than half of the top 30 information technology products and services, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

ETR polled over 800 chief information officers and other executives from government agencies and companies with at least 1.2K employees and found that the respondents prefer the two companies for meeting their basic IT requirements, such as cloud, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and data analytics.

Thomas DelVecchio, founder and CEO of ETR parent company Aptiviti, said the results seek to reflect the advantage of getting a head start in the cloud computing market to Amazon and Microsoft.

“But it’s not just that AWS and Azure got to cloud faster,” DelVecchio said of Amazon and Microsoft cloud platforms.

“They’ve also continually expanded and offered more and more, so that users could find everything they need right there,” he added.

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