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New IDC MarketScape Shows Organizations Are Targeting "Digital Business"

International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its 2014 MarketScape report profiling and ranking the leading providers in the worldwide enterprise social networks (ESN) market. The ESN market has changed dramatically over the past 18 months, undergoing a broad transition from focusing on standalone solutions to a situation where social workflow is becoming embedded across enterprise systems, as well as productivity applications.

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The report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Networks 2014 Vendor Analysis (IDC #252332), evaluates the offerings and prospects of thirteen vendors' relative capabilities. The vendors included in the analysis are IBM, Igloo Software, Infor, Jive Software, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleFluent,, SAP, Sitrion, TIBCO, VMware, and Zimbra. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the worldwide enterprise social networks market.

The IDC MarketScape methodology placed IBM, Jive Software,, SAP, and TIBCO in the "Leaders" category.

"As social workflow becomes embedded in the way we work and the way we get things done, enterprise social networks have changed significantly," says Vanessa Thompson, Research Director, Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies. "Connecting people, data, and information is critical to find experts and make business decisions, but those connections also require context from interactions in a reasonable time period to support a more streamlined escalation or decision-making process."

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

For more information about IDC MarketScapes, please contact Karen Moser at [email protected].

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

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