tackling the thorny issue of interoperability.
The Redmond, Wash., software firm on Tuesday released the findings of a Jupiter Research Consulting survey, which it commissioned and paid for, titled
"Interoperability Needs of IT Professionals."
This self-described "unbiased research study" of 800 IT decision-makers at U.S.-based companies with annual revenues of at least $10 million--who were
also awarded frequent flyer points as an incentive for taking the survey--found that Microsoft is ranked as the most interoperable vendor and
technology provider within the customers' existing IT environment.