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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace


Vendors of social applications, enterprise platforms and business applications are now targeting the market for social software in the workplace. As more products become "good enough," IT buyers are being more influenced by the vendors' strength in adjacent markets.

Published: 25 August 2011

ID: G00214779

Analyst(s): Nikos Drakos , Jeffrey Mann , Carol Rozwell , Tom Austin, Adam Sarner

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Magic Quadrant

  • Market Overview
    • The Influence of Adjacent Markets
    • A New Universal Information Distribution Mechanism
    • Growing Cloud Acceptance
    • Mobile Browser Access
    • Downward Pricing Pressure
    • Notable Absences
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Atlassian
    • blueKiwi
    • Cornerstone OnDemand
    • Drupal-Acquia
    • Ektron
    • EPiServer
    • IBM
    • Igloo
    • Jive
    • Liferay
    • Microsoft
    • MindTouch
    • Moxie Software
    • Mzinga
    • Novell
    • OpenText
    • Saba
    • Socialtext
    • SuccessFactors
    • Telligent
    • XWiki

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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