Liferay leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for the 6th time

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2015 Liferay

Research and advisory company Gartner has made Liferay a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals for the sixth time in succession.  Liferay again scored well for both performance capability and vision, and has now overtaken competitors such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP.

Changing market

This means open source portal software supplier Liferay remains a leader in a market that has changed dramatically over the past five years. Mobile, social, cloud and information are becoming increasingly interwoven, so that the need for single personalized access has become much stronger, Gartner observed. The accent has moved towards user experience, apps and personalization.

Strength of Liferay

One of the strengths of Liferay, according to Gartner, is the recent partnership with Red Hat JBoss, previously a competitor in the open source portal software market. Gartner noted that Liferay’s business customer base is growing faster than that of other market players. Although alterations to the licensing system have delayed turnover increases, they do mean that the organization is working purposefully towards a more sustainable business model.

Gartner's Magic Quadrants

The Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals is one of the Magic Quadrants in which Gartner analyses a specific sector of the IT market on the basis of a fixed set of criteria for performance capability and vision. Market leaders are positioned in four categories: niche players, visionaries, challengers and leaders.

Gartner is a leading research and advisory company in the information technology sector, based in Stamford, Connecticut. The company serves customers in 85 countries around the world with research, analysis and interpretation in the field of IT.

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