Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

Published: 10 September 2013

ID: G00249497

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann , Mike Gotta , Nikos Drakos

Summary

Competition is growing in the social software market as vendors pursue differentiation strategies and buyers find it harder to tell the vendors' products apart.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Acquia
    • Atlassian
    • blueKiwi
    • Cisco
    • Google
    • Huddle
    • IBM
    • Igloo
    • Jive Software
    • Liferay
    • Microsoft
    • NewsGator
    • Novell
    • OpenText
    • salesforce.com
    • SAP
    • Telligent (Zimbra)
    • Tibco Software
    • VMware
    • Zyncro
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Qualitative Market Relevance Criteria
  • Quantitative Market Presence Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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

Context

Market Overview

  • Notable Absences From This Magic Quadrant

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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