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In the “Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software” market, the collaboration side has been around for much longer, but the newer social networking side accounts for a great deal of recent interest in this software category.
In the early days, many vendors pitched themselves as “Facebook for the Enterprise.” This is inapt for several reasons. As RSG’s 2015 Reality Check analysis demonstrates, a rather dynamic enterprise marketplace supports many contenders — unlike the consumer social networking space where Facebook strides like a colossus. That’s good news for you as an enterprise customer, because that means you have many choices and options; vendors have to demonstrate their value proposition, improve their offerings, and compete for your business.
This briefing offers a current snapshot of the key technology players.