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Microsoft a Leader in Gartner Enterprise Content Management Magic Quadrant

I’m excited to share with you that the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2008 posted recently, and Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leaders’ quadrant.

The ECM MQ, authored by Karen Shegda, evaluates different vendors in the ECM space, and Microsoft moved from Visionary to Leader this year overtaking three other vendors for the best vision score on the MQ .

The report states, “Of all the infrastructure vendors, Microsoft has driven the most change in the ECM market over the past 18 months…by delivering a broad set of functionality using an infrastructure approach, Microsoft has changed the way organizations think about content management and collaboration.” The report also notes that, “In a 2008 Gartner survey, 57% of respondents had implemented WSS and 38% had adopted MOSS 2007; another 28% indicated that they planned to implement MOSS in the next 24 months. The growing SharePoint adoption is also creating opportunities for Microsoft's partners, and even for its competitors, such as Open Text, as they look to supplement and extend SharePoint. It is slowly becoming an infrastructure platform that many workgroup and departmental applications will be built on by 2012.”

We are thrilled to have achieved a placement in the Leaders’ quadrant after having SharePoint Server 2007 in the ECM space for less than two years and even more thrilled with the validation of Microsoft’s vision for this space as evidenced by our placement on that axis. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is one of the fastest growing server businesses in Microsoft history and the growth and demand for the product has exceeded our expectations. It is great to see this success and momentum further validated in this year’s ECM MQ.

Below, you will find a link from which you can access the ECM MQ for free.