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What are the main products of MicroStrategy.  What is its main strength

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in short, MicroStrategy (MS) focus on delivering enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and social intelligence applications. Its primary scope of service delivery is in analytics domain to provide appls that derive better business decision making for customer using data provided by latter internal asset ang financial figures. Kinda of growth toolkit which companies can predict and innovate better to enhance their production and next generation changes to the fast moving IT field. It is not only tapping the static DC but also any cloud adoption by the customer infr and service running. Even itself has since in the past run VMWare infra to better itself and design a common reference architecture for both its private and public cloud offerings. One of popular offering is PRIME - see http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6089/MicroStrategy-Rolls-Out-Analytics-Solutions-for-Cloud-Mobile-Information-Driven-Apps
One crucial key to MicroStrategy winning its share of the coming next-gen analytics business
For its strength, it is likely in two domain vertical namely

Cloud
MicroStrategy Cloud also allows companies to migrate their existing on-premises metadata repositories, data definitions and data governance or even start to build those from scratch. Prime pushes the envelope of MicroStrategy Cloud further, to  support interactive analytics applications that can support up to hundreds of thousands of users
Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics Express App, available on the iTunes App Store, is a self-service SaaS business analytics solution designed to help non-technical users analyze data on their own, without expert assistance. IT can use the MicroStrategy MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform) to build these apps.  
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It has some whitepapers on cloud strategy and best practices as well - worth catching if you have deep interested in how it meet regulatory compliance and safeguard end user data and privacy
MicroStrategy Cloud delivers a fully managed, high performance platform as a service which customers leverage to build BI applications rapidly with no capital investment. Securing data is a critical requirement in the cloud environment. MicroStrategy Cloud has been architected from the ground up to include a wide range of countermeasures to protect the data it houses. The security controls in place map to many of the common frameworks and standards including SSAE-16 Type II, ISO27001, PCI, HIPAA and others. These controls exist at the application, platform, and physical layers, where every system is highly vulnerable to attacks.
http://www.microstrategy.com/Strategy/media/downloads/products/MicroStrategy-Enterprise-Cloud-Security-Framework.pdf
It has a FAQ which may help to clarify your queries further too, see "7. What BI capabilities does MicroStrategy Cloud include? " http://www.microstrategy.com/Strategy/media/downloads/products/MicroStrategy-Cloud-FAQ.pdf
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