In the market for social software? Gartner included 17 vendors in this year’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.
Like all of the other Garter Magic Quadrants, it’s quite difficult to make the list. And squeezing into the Leaders quadrant is especially challenging. In this case, only Microsoft, IBM, Jive, Salesforce and Tibco managed to earn a spot.
Before looking at the leaders, it is worth mentioning the list of vendors that didn’t make it into the Quadrant, but which Gartner though worthwhile to mention. There are some surprising names here.