Jive Positioned as a 'Leader' in Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

Jive a Leader in Three Social Software Magic Quadrants

Oct 26, 2010, 15:25 ET from Jive Software

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Jive Software announced that it was positioned as a Leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workspace, 2010" (1). 

Jive has been placed as a Leader in three Magic Quadrants, covering the social business software market, including the "Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, 2010," the "Magic Quadrant for Externally Focused Social Software, 2010," (2) and the "Magic Quadrant for Social CRM, 2010" (3).

Gartner includes vendors in the "Leaders" quadrant based on completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision. According to Gartner, "Leaders are well-established vendors with widely used social software and collaboration offerings. Their leadership has been established through an early recognition of user needs in this market, their overall market presence, and their success in delivering user-friendly and solution-focused suites with broad capabilities." (1)

"Jive is honored to be recognized as a leader for social business software," said Christopher Morace, Senior Vice President of Products at Jive. "We believe our placement in the Leaders quadrant is a direct result of our strong vision to change how works gets done in the enterprise, product innovation and, most importantly, unwavering focus on customer satisfaction."

To download complimentary copies of the "Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software, 2010" and the "Magic Quadrant for Social CRM, 2010," please go to Jive's website.

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace" by Nikos Drakos et al., Oct. 25, 2010

(2) Gartner. Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software" by Jeffrey Mann et al., Jul. 5, 2010

(3) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Social CRM" by Adam Sarner et al., Jun. 29, 2010

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive's Social Business Software (SBS) combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring capabilities into an integrated social platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com

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