A retrospective look at the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, 2007-2013
In this new post on the Ripple Effect Group blog, I decided to take a retrospective look at Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace since 2007.
One of my observations is that over the last 4 years over half the vendors have remained fairly constant in the quadrant. This means there are some mature offerings out there in the market, but there is still room for plenty of competition in this space. After all, Yammer didn’t appear on this Magic Quadrant until 2012, and then it was acquired by Microsoft for US$1.2B!
Some other additional highlights about this year's Magic Quadrant, that I don't cover in my original post:
- As you know, I've also been tracking cloud-based solutions like Google and Salesforce, so its interesting to see them both appear (or reappear in the case of Google) this year.
- I'm also pleased to see Newsgator back on the map - it would actually be helpful if Gartner also weighted vendors by their SharePoint-integration capabilities (although that might also mean separating Yammer from SharePoint/Office 365 for the time being).
But for solutions like Novell, Cisco and OpenText, can any one point me to any case studies from Australia or the APAC region?