Save or Share this Report

For CIOs

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011

IBM, Jive, NewsGator, And Telligent Lead A Rapidly Maturing Field

August 24, 2011

Primary author headshot


Why Read This Report

In Forrester's first ever, 62-criteria evaluation of enterprise social platform vendors, we found that IBM, Jive, NewsGator, and Telligent led the pack due to breadth and depth of functionality and long-range strategy. Microsoft has added substantial social functionality to its SharePoint platform. Atlassian launched forward, broadening its core wiki offering, while Socialtext executed on its pioneering vision around capabilities like microblogging. Giants Cisco and OpenText are looking to get in on the action by extending their enterprise footprints. Content and collaboration professionals should use this report and associated spreadsheet tool as a starting point for evaluating how these vendors' products fit with their particular requirements.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($2495 USD).


Tools And Templates

Vendor Selection Aids

vendor selection icon
  • Evaluated Vendors: Product Information And Selection Criteria
  • Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 '11

Table of Contents

  • Collaboration And Innovation Goals Drive Social Technology Investments
  • Enterprise Social Platforms Evaluation Overview
  • Early Risks Pay Off And Drive Vendor Differentiation
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

Recommended Research