Alfresco Named a ‘Visionary’ in Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management

London - 29 October 2012

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Alfresco, the cloud-connected platform, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management” (ECM). Vendors in the Visionaries quadrant are innovators that excel with highly differentiated solutions, introducing a radical new approach to the market.

“We believe our positioning as a ‘Visionary’ serves as a confirmation of our mission to enable our customers, partners and community to do great work,” said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco. “This means providing business users with the tools they want to create, access and share their business-critical content, while enabling IT to prevent content chaos. With the recent launch of our Alfresco One platform, we are continuing to provide precisely what enterprises need to work better, smarter and more securely.”

With new devices, more types of content and an increasingly mobile workforce, organizations are struggling with enterprise content chaos. Alfresco empowers employees to collaborate freely both within the office and outside the firewall with anyone, on any content and on any device. More importantly, IT leaders regain control of all corporate content in a way that no other enterprise or cloud-only solution can deliver today.

According to Gartner, “ECM can strategically help enterprises take control of their content and, in so doing, boost effectiveness, encourage collaboration and make information easier to share. As a software toolset, ECM consists of a set of capabilities and/or applications for content lifecycle management that interoperate, but that can also be sold and used separately.” (1)

Until now, organizations have needed to access internal systems externally or use disconnected cloud services to collaborate outside the firewall. Alfresco is the only solution that can connect people, content, systems and processes securely on both sides of the firewall, enabling IT departments to provide a seamless experience for casula, collaborative content and for the confidential content they can't put in the cloud.

Alfresco addresses the complete lifecycle of corporate content by extending powerful ECM capabilities from behind the firewall to the cloud — and all the way to mobile devices. Alfresco One combines Alfresco’s open-source ECM platform, which has been downloaded more than three million times with Alfresco in the cloud to enable true hybrid ECM scenarios. Alfresco is also popular for enterprise developers who need to build content-centric business applications.

(1) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management” by Mark R. Gilbert, et al. October 18, 2012

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