Monday, 11 December 2006

APS rubbishes the Borg ECM MQ

After our post on unpredictions, we have seen this post from Alan Pelz-Sharpe discussing the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant on Enterprise Content Management:
Trends: Of magic quadrants and buyers' choices [CMS Watch]

George has also posted a critique here:
9 Comments on Gartner's ECM Magic Quadrant [the ECM blog]

Bottom lines:

  • Despite the MQ reform, transparency around the inclusion criteria and weighting applied to scores remains questionable
  • Vendors need that using the MQ as a marketing tool may expose them in areas they're not in the leading MQ and develop rebuttals
  • Users need to read the MQ as a starting point in a product evaluation, not something that makes or breaks a deal -unless they have a fine understanding of the underlying methodology

    Read also other posts on the infamous Borg Tragic Quadrant:
  • Bitter Andy defends his Tragic Quadrant (at least someone has balls)
  • Vinnie on the Gartner Offshore Application Services Magic Quadrant
  • Gartner: now, pay to quote!
  • Tragic Quadrant series: episode I
  • The Gartner Magic Quadrant: shaken, not stirred
  • Gartner's Magic Quadrants: a wind of change?
  • Governor, Magic Quadrants and collaborative filtering
  • The Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • 1 comment:

    theARpro said...

    Ooops! I think we meant APS, not APZ.