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Gartner Magic Quadrant

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Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, May 25, 2006
12:51 pm

Dave Kearns stated yesterday in his Network World newsletter that “Oracle was quite proud” to be in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for user provisioning services. Well, they should be – they are in good company with Sun Microsystems! Dave failed to mention that Sun is ahead of Oracle on both the Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute axes. (Note:Dave’s articles are sent out by email. They appear on the Network World website a few days after initially relased.)

Dave also observed, “Of course, everyone wants to be in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant and no vendor I know ever sent out a press release declaring that it made it into the Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players quadrant!”

Well, it appears that both Courion and M-Tech were proud enough about their position in the Challengers quadrant that they did issue press releases.

Don’t you love it when a simple box with names inside generates so much interest?

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2 Responses to “Gartner Magic Quadrant”

    Gee, Mark, did you miss this line in the newsletter: “Only Sun and IBM/Tivoli are also present in the Leaders quadrant”?
    But your point is well made about Courion & M-tech.
    :)ave

    Comment by Dave Kearns on May 30, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    Dave:

    Didn’t miss the line about Sun and IBM/Tivoli – just was disappointed that Oracle got the headline when Sun was clearly the front runner in the diagram. That said, we recognize that Oracle is clearly a worthy competitor.

    Mark

    Comment by Mark Dixon on May 31, 2006 at 6:28 am

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