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NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH), Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), and Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

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Microsoft Corporation Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced several new and updated applications and services, which include Microsoft Office for iPad and free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones. The Company also announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite which is a comprehensive set of cloud services to help businesses manage corporate data and services on the devices used by people at work and home. Microsoft further announced the upcoming availability of its Azure Active Directory Premium and enhancements to Windows Intune. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commented, "Microsoft is focused on delivering the cloud for everyone, on every device. It's a unique approach that centers on people - enabling the devices you love, work with the services you love, and in a way that works for IT and developers." The full analyst notes on Microsoft Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/MSFT/report.pdf

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (Cognizant) announced its participation at the upcoming Wells Fargo 4th Annual Tech Transformation Summit. Cognizant informed that its Executive Vice President for Strategy and Marketing, Malcolm Frank, will discuss long-term technology trends impacting client demand and the IT services market during the conference on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET. The Company added that the live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed via its website, where a replay of the same will also be available for 60 days. The full analyst notes on Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/CTSH/report.pdf

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Citrix Systems, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 26, 2014, FutureGov reported that the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the IT arm of the Singapore Health Ministry, has entered into an agreement with Citrix Systems, Inc. (Citrix). FutureGov added that under the agreement, believed to be the first of its type in the ASEAN public sector, Citrix will deliver virtual applications and desktops for participating public healthcare institutions for five years. Commenting on the agreement, IHiS CEO, Dr. Chong Yoke Sin, stated, "The virtualisation technology will enable a consistent desktop experience for doctors and healthcare staff when retrieving latest data on the patient's status across different healthcare facilities. This will promote efficient information sharing and seamless care integration along the care continuum." The full analyst notes on Citrix Systems, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/CTXS/report.pdf

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Paychex, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 25, 2014, Paychex, Inc. (Paychex) reported that for the 6th time, it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company®. The Company stated that the assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient™ framework that has been developed over years of effort to provide a means to assess an organization's performance in an objective, consistent, and standardized way. Commenting on the recognition, Paychex President and CEO, Martin Mucci, stated, "Our employees demonstrate that acting with uncompromising integrity is a critical component of providing small- and medium-sized businesses with the very best payroll, HR, and benefits outsourcing service. To be recognized for something that's such a fundamental part of what we stand for as a company is gratifying, as it reaffirms our values in a very tangible way." The full analyst notes on Paychex, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/PAYX/report.pdf

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Verisk Analytics, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Verisk), announced that its Quality Intelligence solution includes P4P Certified MeasuresSM, certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to support quality reporting for commercial and Medicare Advantage populations in the California Pay-for-Performance (P4P) program for 2014. The Company added that the solution is certified for all 22 measures included in the NCQA P4P Measure Certification program. Commenting on the solution, Kevin Lentsch, General Manager, HEDIS Center of Excellence for Verisk Health, commented, "Our Quality Intelligence solution allows clients to evaluate quality results prospectively, identify critical gaps in care, and implement strategies for improving outcomes. The NCQA certification is critical to continue to assist the important work of the California P4P program." The full analyst notes on Verisk Analytics, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04022014/VRSK/report.pdf

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