BURLINGTON, Massachusetts – 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.”