I am pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, DNN Corp has been recognized on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.
Gartner defines a portal as "web software infrastructure that provides interaction with relevant information assets (for example, information/content, applications and business processes), knowledge assets, and human assets by select targeted audiences, delivered in a highly personalized manner. Enterprise portals face a range of audiences, including employees, customers and partners, and serve a range of business functions."
A portal product is a packaged software application used to create and maintain enterprise portals. These products can be used to design vertical or horizontal portals. Vertical portals focus on providing access and interaction with specific applications or business functions. Horizontal portals integrate and aggregate information from multiple cross-enterprise applications, as well as from various line-of-business tools and applications.
The portal market is responding to the combined influences of mobile, social, cloud, big data and consumerization. Long-established enterprise software vendors such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, and OpenText are broadening their offerings, and new players like DNN are increasingly exploiting alternative approaches in this established, but evolving market.
DNN Platform strengths identified by Gartner in this year’s Magic Quadrant were:
- DNN is distinct in its ability to leverage the Microsoft technology stack, as well as available Microsoft development expertise in the market, with an open-source model. Organizations looking for .NET-based alternatives to Microsoft SharePoint for portal initiatives often look toward the DNN Platform.
- The DNN Platform's liberal open-source license and ease of acquisition, installation and use have resulted in widespread adoption. Organizations can download and install the latest open-source version in minutes. DNN's 750,000 public site presence is unmatched by most commercial portal platforms.
- The ability to support and manage multiple sites on one instance has been a longstanding strength of the platform. Experienced portal and Web-savvy IT organizations, in large organizations and small, have managed impressively large and diverse Web presences with relatively few IT resources.