Study to determine trends across application platforms across Europe


A multinational IT equipment and service provider


Trends related to application platforms for Microsoft or VMware stack(s) across organizations in Europe

Key business problems

  • Current and evolving platform technology needs
  • Understand datacentre plans and activities
  • Understand benefits of hyper-converged architecture after deployment
  • Commitment for x86 based application platforms Microsoft vs. VMware virtualization
  • Inhibit adoption and rollout of new platform capabilities

SGA methodology

  • SGA designed and conducted interviews with 360 respondents across IT managers and above within Europe
  • SGA reached out to various IT decision makers using multiple approaches –professional networking sites, databases and panel providers
  • SGA invited potential and interested respondents to participate in the survey, based on specific qualifying questions
  • The questionnaire was designed in a way to ensure high level of respondent engagement
  • SGA deployed a multi-layered internal QC process


  • Our client was able to understand companies’ IT support business needs across business lines and markets
  • Determine level of adoption/implement platform technology and assess benefits in working with IT suppliers
  • Adoption level for VMware and Microsoft environments
  • Understand the priority levels of IT departments between modernization of datacentre systems, migration of cloud services and traditional hosting or managed services