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Sitecore joins Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Thu 26 Aug 2010
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Sitecore in the Leaders Quadrant of its recent 2010 report, “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.”

According to Gartner, the market for Web content management “continues to be vibrant” and is “likely exceed $1 billion in 2010.”

The report evaluated numerous Web Content Management (WCM) vendors based on a rigorous set of criteria that included customer experience, innovation, market understanding, marketing and sales strategy, product strategy and business model.The report noted, “Leaders should drive market transformation. Leaders have the highest combined scores for ability to execute and completeness of vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clear vision. They have strong channel partners, a presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support.

In addition, they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets,” and are “aware of the ecosystem into which their own offerings need to fit.” Gartner added that leaders can demonstrate enterprise deployments; offer integration with other business applications and content repositories; and provide a vertical-process or horizontal-solution focus.

As an industry leader in WCM applications designed for the .NET environment, Sitecore CMS delivers a compelling and economical solution for capturing, organising, storing, and producing Web-based content. Sitecore is based on a flexible enterprise architecture that is readily adaptable to many business situations, and provides customers the scalability, performance, flexibility, and integration capabilities they need to manage multiple websites and seamlessly deliver compelling Web experiences.

“Sitecore is committed to delivering the leading technology and knowledge customers need to maximise the power of their content, deliver compelling Web experiences and drive better business results,” said Michael Seifert, CEO, Sitecore. “Our leadership and vision in core areas such as mobility and interface usability, combined with our .NET foundation and interoperability with adjacent technologies, such as Microsoft SharePoint and CRM systems, continues to set us apart in the market.

We believe being acknowledged by Gartner as a leader in Web content management is a testament to our continued commitment to product excellence and the substantial value we deliver our customers.”To download a complimentary copy of the report, click here.

Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management” by Mick MacComascaigh, Toby Bell, Jim Murphy, August 19, 2010About the Magic QuadrantThe Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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.

About Sitecore

Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured Web sites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.Thousands of public and private organisations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies, utilise Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organisations have created and now manage more than 23,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Microsoft, RAC, Jetstar, Linfox, Canon and the Australian Government.

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