12 Years Running: EMC Named a Leader in Enterprise Content Management by Gartner Inc.

Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath

Head of Product Marketing, EMC, Enterprise Content Division. Follow @patrickiest at EMC
Patrick McGrath joined EMC to lead Product Marketing for the Enterprise Content Division. Patrick previously performed business model and platform consulting to crowdsourcing startups. He spent 12 years at UC Berkeley, responsible for the strategy and delivery of data and content services including: business intelligence, imaging/scanning, BPM, records, archiving, web content management, content management for research and museums; and collaboration platforms. Prior to UC Berkeley, Patrick held senior management roles within DigitalThink (an early SaaS eLearning company) and Documentum. The remainder of Patrick’s 30-year career includes consulting, business development, technical delivery and management within startups and established enterprises.

Successful organizations are transforming the way they work. Business interactions are now being optimized for end-users and customers, from the traditional approaches where interactions were optimized for back-office operations. Considering a digital-first approach is now essential for managing costs, achieving competitive advantage, and delivering superior customer engagement. At the heart of these initiatives are essential business practices such as Enterprise Content Management (ECM). It is therefore critical to select a technology partner that has the breadth of offerings and the right perspective to drive this vital business transformation.

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Today, we are pleased to announce that EMC has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management. To be considered a leader, vendors need to demonstrate both a completeness of vision and an ability to execute, among other criteria*.

Even more impressive is that we have been recognized as a Leader in 12 out of 12 Gartner Magic Quadrants for Enterprise Content Management.

It is important to note that over the years, expectations of what constitutes a complete “ECM solution” have evolved. This is the result of continued innovation from established leaders, like EMC, who have not only built this market, but continue to advance it into the digital era.

We believe that our continued leadership reflects not only the full breadth of our offerings and the sustained success we have delivered to our customers for more than 25 years now, but also our compelling vision and strategy for next-generation ECM. This strategy includes an entirely new set of offerings for today’s digital enterprises and is being developed under the banner of Project Horizon. Project Horizon will deliver a modular set of services and productivity apps that will enable new content-based interactions both inside and outside the enterprise. These offerings take full advantage of major advances in security, mobility, cloud application delivery, collaboration and big-data analytics.

These apps are purposefully designed to work in concert with our existing Documentum and InfoArchive offerings. Rather than offering a new, monolithic, Cloud-based platform that will force existing ECM customers to migrate to an entirely new solution, we have taken a different path, one that builds on the legacy of EMC and offers immediate, incremental value and functionality to our customers. In isolation, Project Horizon’s content apps and services are incredibly compelling. Combined with our traditional offerings, they are invaluable.

Helping organizations move to new business models that will deliver competitive advantage has always distinguished EMC as an innovator and leader in Enterprise Content Management. This has never been more true than today. To learn more about EMC’s Leader position, download the Gartner report and also read a post from our President, Rohit Ghai, on the EMC Pulse blog.

*According to the report, “Leaders” have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of ECM, they have strong channel partners, presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. They are very strong in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders deliver a suite that addresses the demand for direct delivery of the majority of core components, although these are not necessarily owned by them, tightly integrated, unique or best of breed in each area. In our assessments we looked for demonstrated enterprise deployments; integration with other business applications and content repositories; incorporation of social, cloud and mobile capabilities; and vertical-process and horizontal-solution focus. Leaders should drive market transformation.

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