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Research and Markets: Decision Matrix: Selecting a Collaboration Vendor (Competitor Focus) Provides a Holistic View of Vendor Capabilities

Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/84b502/decision_matix_se) has announced the addition of the "Decision Matrix: Selecting a Collaboration Vendor (Competitor Focus)" report to their offering.

The Collaboration Decision Matrix outlines the competitive dynamics within the collaboration market and guides IT decision makers to select a vendor based on its product strength, reputation among customers, and impact in the market. Datamonitor provides a holistic view of vendor capabilities and recommends those you should explore, consider and, most importantly, shortlist.


  • Provides an overview of the most important trends affecting the collaboration market and influencing its competitive dynamics.
  • Delivers a comprehensive comparison of vendors products, market impact, and user sentiment.
  • Presents a detailed view of vendors respective strengths and weaknesses, and provides advice on the suitability of their offering.
  • Collaboration vendors profiled include: Adobe, EMC, Cisco, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nortel, Open Text and Oracle.

Highlights of this title

Datamonitor believes that the enterprise collaboration products can be broadly segmented into the following categories: productivity suites, content management systems, team workspaces, and social networks.

Datamonitor believes that the collaboration market is going to remain divided between niche vendors offering excellent specialized products and larger vendors looking to migrate customers onto their collaboration platforms.

There will be further consolidation in the enterprise collaboration market. Large vendors will enhance their portfolios with specialist expertise and niche vendors will grow their customer bases through acquiring their competition.

Key reasons to purchase this title

  • Gain detailed knowledge of enterprise collaboration vendors strengths with regards to products, user sentiment and market impact.
  • Collaboration vendors can benchmark their performance in various key criteria against their competitors.
  • IT managers will gain valuable insight to improve their collaboration strategy and inform their purchasing decisions.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Market Developments
  • Collaboration tools can combat diseconomies of scale
  • Productivity suites significantly reduce human latency within an organization
  • Content management systems are crucial for allowing employees to find and share documents
  • Team workspaces allow dispersed teams to collaborate effectively
  • Social networks support communities that facilitate expertise-sharing
  • Enterprises are at different stages of the collaboration roadmap
  • Consumer technology is influencing key elements of the collaboration suite
  • Vendors are offering collaboration platforms that can integrate the different components of the roadmap
  • Collaboration Decision Matrix
  • Shortlist: IBM and Microsoft
  • Consider: Adobe, Cisco, Novell and Oracle
  • Explore: EMC, Google and Open Text
  • Market Leaders
  • Market leaders: technology assessment
  • Market leaders: user sentiment
  • Market leaders: market impact
  • Vendor Analysis
  • Adobe: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: consider
  • Cisco: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: consider
  • EMC: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: explore
  • Google: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: explore
  • IBM: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: shortlist
  • Microsoft: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: shortlist
  • Novell: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: consider
  • Open Text: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: explore
  • Oracle: collaboration radars
  • Recommendation: consider
  • New entrants are making the collaboration market extremely competitive
  • Specialist vendors are important participants in the collaboration market

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Vendors profiled in the Collaboration Decision Matrix
  • Table 2: Collaboration Decision Matrix-
  • Table 3: Collaboration Decision Matrix: vendor summary scores

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Collaboration tools allow enterprises to be more efficient organizations
  • Figure 2: Enterprises tend to follow a well-set collaboration roadmap
  • Figure 3: Collaboration Decision Matrix
  • Figure 4: Market leaders analysis: technology
  • Figure 5: Market leaders analysis: user sentiment
  • Figure 6: Market leaders analysis: market impact
  • Figure 7: Adobe's collaboration radars
  • Figure 8: Cisco's collaboration radars
  • Figure 9: EMC's collaboration radars
  • Figure 10: Google's collaboration radars
  • Figure 11: IBM's collaboration radars
  • Figure 12: Microsoft's collaboration radars
  • Figure 13: Novell's collaboration radars
  • Figure 14: Open Text's collaboration radars
  • Figure 15: Oracle's collaboration radars
  • Figure 16: Expanded list of collaboration vendors

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/84b502/decision_matix_se

Source: Datamonitor

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