2012 Annual Report Card: 23 Category Winners


Cloud Applications: Microsoft

CEO: Steve Ballmer

Microsoft won the Cloud Applications category handily, earning first place in all ARC criteria to beat Oracle, the only other competitor in this category. For the most part, the contest was not close; Microsoft trounced Oracle in the subcategory overall averages. In product innovation, Microsoft scored its largest margin of victory: 17.4 points separated the two vendors.