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Global research firm IDC issued a new white paper which estimates that members of the worldwide Microsoft ecosystem generated local revenues for themselves of $580 billion in 2010.
The IDC study estimates that for every dollar of revenue made by Microsoft Corp. in 2009, local members of the Microsoft ecosystem generated revenues for themselves of $8.70.
The ecosystem revenues are up from $537 billion in 2009 and $475 billion in 2007.
The Microsoft-commissioned IDC report reveals that the modifications made to the Microsoft Partner Network equip Microsoft partners with the training, resources and support they need to be well-positioned in the competitive IT marketplace, both with the current lineup of Microsoft products and in the cloud.
The IDC research paper illustrates how partner-to-partner activity within the Microsoft Partner Network has increased, both on a per-partner basis and as a whole.
Microsoft invests in the success of its partner channel and approximately 640,000 organizations make up Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. Partners have been instrumental to Microsoft’s success over its 33-year history, and they have come to rely on Microsoft for the products, technology, tools and resources that enable them to create profitable and unique businesses. Additional information on the Microsoft Partner Network is available at https://partner.microsoft.com.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation