Acquia Positioned as “Visionary” in Both the Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management and the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace [Oct 3, 2012]

BURLINGTON, MA – OCTOBER 3, 2012 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the “Visionaries” quadrant of both the 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management” and the “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.” Gartner evaluates vendors based on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute.

According to Gartner, Visionaries in the Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management are “forward-thinking and technically focused. For example, their products may have unique multilingual capabilities or set the market's direction through their innovation and product development. To become Leaders, they need to work on some of the core aspects of their offerings and increase their Ability to Execute. They may need to build financial strength, functional breadth, service and support, geographical coverage, or sales and distribution channels. Their evolution may hinge on the acceptance of a new technology or on the development of partnerships that complement their strengths.”

Similarly, Visionaries in the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace have to “demonstrate a strong understanding of current and future market trends, such as the importance of a flexible and transparent collaboration environment, as well as the value of mutual reinforcement of tools that encourage user contributions and tools that encourage bottom-up group and structure formation. Their products and product road maps display a tendency for innovation, especially in terms of architecture and lightweight integration, while their marketing and R&D efforts are often boosted by alignment with marketplaces and developer ecosystems. Visionaries do not exhibit the scope of delivery of Challengers or Leaders, but have demonstrated strong vision across a range of capabilities.”

“Acquia is uniquely positioned as a Visionary in both the Web Content Management and the Social Software for the Workplace Magic Quadrants,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. "The next generation of web experience management platforms delivers both content and social capabilities natively, enabling digital marketers to create compelling web and mobile experiences that engage visitors and drive business results. Acquia has established itself as a leader in this converging market by helping organizations achieve their digital marketing objectives and taking advantage of the community-driven innovation of the open source Drupal platform."

Drupal is the open source content management system that has dramatically changed the pace of innovation and economics of web development by allowing enterprises to assemble sites that integrate content, community and commerce all together. It has attracted a huge community of nearly 800,000 individuals in 228 countries, and today is the platform for more than 1.5 million web sites worldwide. Acquia is a commercial open source software company accelerating Drupal usage by contributing to the advancement of the core technology and offering products, services and technical support to simplify the deployment and management of Drupal web and mobile experiences.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management, Mick MacComascaigh, et al, September 6, 2012; Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, Nikos Drakos, et al, September 27, 2012.

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About Acquia™, the enterprise guide to Drupal
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it’s done for more than 2,400 enterprise customers including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Turner Sports, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR. See who’s using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.

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