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Leading Analyst Firm Positions Oracle in Leaders Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

Redwood Shores, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2009

News Facts

Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals” places Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrants position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision.
According to Gartner, “The leaders in this Magic Quadrant have a full range of capabilities to support a variety of portal deployment scenarios, and have demonstrated consistent product delivery in meeting customer needs for a substantial period of time. Leaders have delivered significant product innovation over the course of their pursuit of portal customers, and have been successful in selling to new customers across industries.”

About Oracle® Web Center Suite 11g

Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g is a complete, open, and manageable enterprise portal platform that allows business applications to be designed by developers and evolved by users as business requirements change.
A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g includes Oracle WebLogic Portal; Oracle WebCenter Interaction; Oracle WebCenter Spaces, a personal and team work environment for business users that combines social computing services with mashups from the Oracle Business Dictionary to enable creation of business communities and enterprise social networks; and Oracle WebCenter Services, a complete set of Enterprise 2.0 services ranging from tagging and linking to content sharing through Oracle Universal Content Management.
Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g supports industry standards, is hot-pluggable with other Oracle Fusion Middleware components, and is certified with Oracle Database, Oracle Applications and a broad range of third-party software.

Supporting Quote

“Web 2.0 and social computing have fundamentally changed the expectations placed on a business’s IT environment,” said Rahul Patel, vice president, Server Technology, Oracle. “Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g enables organizations to quickly realize value by delivering online social communities to users through Oracle WebCenter Spaces and the Oracle Business Dictionary. We believe our placement in the Leaders Quadrant is recognition that Oracle is redefining the market by delivering a complete and open platform that enables users to personalize business applications and processes around their daily tasks.”

Supporting Resources

In order to view the full report, compliments of Oracle, please follow this link: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals” by David Gootzit, Gene Phifer, Ray Valdes, and Eric Knipp, Sept. 17, 2009

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s largest business software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.


Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Reference herein to third party content, including analysis, opinions, predictions and statements, does not constitute or imply Oracle’s endorsement of or concurrence with such content.

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