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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace


As interest in social software increases, market consolidation is beginning in earnest and buyers' attention is focusing on fewer vendors. Market volatility will remain high as vendors jostle for position, so buyers will need to remain cautious.

Published: 27 September 2012

ID: G00236025

Analyst(s): Nikos Drakos , Jeffrey Mann , Adam Sarner

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Acquia
    • Atlassian
    • blueKiwi
    • Cisco
    • Huddle
    • IBM
    • Igloo
    • Jive
    • Liferay
    • Microsoft
    • Moxie Software
    • Novell
    • OpenText
    • Saba
    • Socialtext
    • SuccessFactors
    • Telligent
    • Tibco Software
    • VMware
    • Yammer
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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