The Real Solution to Software Complexity: Microsoft SQL Server 2000

REDMOND, Wash., May 8, 2001 — Some software vendors strategize — Microsoft Corp. delivers. Today’s businesses are realizing that the most valuable enterprise systems allow them to focus on their complex business problems, not the complexities of business software configuration, tuning and management. Microsoft® SQL Server™
2000 is a complete database management and analysis system with tools that simplify internal processes; manage consistent flow of information; and store, analyze and extract valuable data. The result: empowered employees and customers who are focused on doing business rather than tweaking software.

The facts can be found at . Users can learn what hundreds of leading companies already know from case studies found at . SQL Server is the most popular Web database with 68 percent of the install base (Zona Research Inc., January 2000). Three independent studies have found that SQL Server has a lower total cost of ownership than Oracle. It is three times easier to use (American Institutes for Research 1999) and is the fastest-growing database for the Windows® platform. SQL Server 2000 offers the scalability, reliability and security today’s top companies need to run their businesses.

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