Great news for our space. Gartner, Inc. just released the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Social Software. In the latest report, we are positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant. Gartner, Inc. defines companies in this quadrant as follows:
"Visionaries in the market demonstrate a strong understanding of current and future market trends and directions, such as the importance of a flexible and transparent collaboration environment, as well as the value of mutual reinforcement between tools that encourage user contribution and tools that encourage bottom-up group and structure formation. Their products and product road maps display a penchant for innovation, especially in terms of architecture and lightweight integration, while their marketing and R&D efforts are boosted by their alignment with the opensource "ecosystem." The Visionaries in this market have not exhibited the scope of delivery of the Challengers, but have demonstrated vision across a range of capabilities."
--Nikos Drakas, Gartner, Inc., 2008 Social Software Magic Quadrant
If you want to read the full report, you can access it here, compliments of Jive.
We believe that Jive's growth and recognition from Gartner proves that there is a transformative power in community-based collaboration and it really is changing the way companies work. Collaboration continues to be a major area of enterprise investment and, in addition to new customers, we've also seen a lot of growth with existing customers as they add more of their employee base onto Jive's Clearspace application.
About the Magic Quadrant:
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted October 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.