Every year, we come up with a spot-check of the E2.0 marketplace and I'm happy to share this chart from our 2013 edition.
The complete advisory briefing analyzes two trends: the proliferation of vendors, and the maturation of the marketplace as a whole.
In this advisory, we also have quick takes on each of the 24 vendors you see on the chart – which could be handy for you as you navigate the landscape as part of your selection or ongoing implementation decisions.
Enterprise Collaboration & Social Software Evaluation Stream looks at... Is Connections an "out-of-the-box" tool?
"IBM argues that Connections is more of an out-of-the-box tool, rather than a highly customizable portal platform. To the extent you need or want to build a social software “application,” you’ll need to turn to Quickr or WPS, both of which have APIs and known (albeit not simple) development frameworks...."
Learn the real strengths and weaknesses of major Collaboration vendors from around the world, in our Enterprise Collaboration & Social Software evaluation research stream.
"The Collaboration & Community Software Research -- the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of this rapidly developing marketplace available. Of particular value are the vendor profiles and the authors' depth of knowledge and understanding."
Dr. Martin De Saulles, Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton, UK
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