Discover the magic - Box named a leader in new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms

We’re thrilled to share Gartner has named Box a leader in the new Content Collaboration Platforms Magic Quadrant (MQ) report. Gartner Magic Quadrants evaluate vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision. Box was evaluated among 14 vendors in the market and was recognized as a leader in the strength of its vision for managing content.

Please view the full report here. The Content Collaboration Platforms MQ has evolved out of the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) MQ, which Box has been a leader in for the past 3 years.

Gartner evaluates Content Collaboration Platforms on numerous points. In particular, Box has consistently been recognized for usability, mobile enablement, internal and external collaboration, and blending those with security, data protection and integrations.

Content markets in transition

Gartner is making major changes in how it assesses and evaluates content-related markets this year. This includes the way it views collaboration, enterprise content management (ECM) and platforms for building content-based applications. Gartner has gone so far as to declare The Death of ECM and Birth of Content Services (in a blog post earlier this year). When talking about the future of content Gartner says, "As organizations embark upon digital transformation, they are realizing that the old ways of doing things no longer make sense, and that the IT approaches of the past cannot meet rapidly changing business requirements. This has been particularly true for content management (CM). Content is diverse and reaches different audiences inside and outside of the enterprise." In short, for Gartner, Content Collaboration Platforms have risen up from the ashes of ECM to better meet the needs of the enterprise.

Gartner's shift in viewpoint recognizes the shift happening in customers' own expectations for content management. Enterprises today are participating in the rise of social, mobile, cloud and analytics along with the consumerization of enterprise software. As a pioneer in helping customers move content to the cloud, Box has been building towards this vision since its inception.

This year, Gartner has renamed and redefined the market definition for several well-known markets for IT buyers:

  • Content collaboration platforms — Represent the evolution of the EFSS market, where offerings initially focused on "sanctioned IT personal cloud storage" have increasingly expanded into collaboration, workflows and platform.
  • Content services platforms — Represent the evolution of ECM suites, focused on content management, governance and processing.
  • Digital experience platforms — Represent the evolution of horizontal portals and web content management (WCM) to provide a uniform foundation for engagement and interaction with audiences.

Box is a leader in Cloud Content Management

Box agrees with Gartner that the realities of business and technology today are forcing a change in the way organizations think about content. With higher than ever customer expectations and increasing pressure on IT to deliver, content, collaboration and security need to be central to overall IT and business strategy.

Box is well positioned in all three content markets: Content Collaboration, Content Services and Digital Experience Platforms. As the only vendor that focuses exclusively on content across these three different areas, we call the combination of these markets Cloud Content Management: the combination of centralized, cloud-native content services with advanced security and governance. Put simply, CCM is a radically simplified and far more secure way for teams to work together across the extended enterprise.

Box consistently recognized as a key leader in enterprise content strategy

Today Box powers cloud content management for more than 74,000 businesses around the world, including 64% of the Fortune 500. As a result, Box is consistently recognized across the industry analyst community. In addition to being named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaborations Platforms (formerly Enterprise File Sync and Share) for the fourth consecutive year, Box has also been named a leader in a variety of respected analyst reports, including:

Download your own complimentary copy of the Gartner Content Collaboration Platforms Magic Quadrant here.

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Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms, Monica Basso, Karen A. Hobert, Michael Woodbridge, July 25, 2017.

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