Microsoft moved forward considerably on the 2010 Social Software for the Workplace Magic Quadrant. Microsoft maintained its #1 position on the Ability to Execute axis and moved forward rather substantially on the Completeness of Vision axis, overtaking IBM and several other competitors there and coming very close to Jive.
Also it’s worth mentioning that there are two competitors who are NOT present in the 2010 Social Software for the Workplace MQ: Google and Cisco.
Google was dropped from this Magic Quadrant for 2010 due to the demise of Wave and Gartner’s lack of confidence in Google’s commitment to the enterprise. Cisco, on the other hand, despite a year of heavy marketing of Quad to analysts and customer elites failed to meet the bar for market presence.
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