Liferay leader in Garnter’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

On 24th of October Gartner published results for his Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. Once again Liferay is named a leader next to such big vendors like Oracle, Sap and Microsoft.  You can read whole article here.

As you can see below Liferay made a nice run for leader position.

Now the only challenge is to keep this good trend especially when there is such competitor like Drupal which has quite large community.  Also important is that Gartner pointed out couple of potential problems with fast grow of Liferay (you can read it here).
One of it is:

As it extends toward UXP, Liferay could become as bulky as its competitors and compromise its lean-portal value proposition.

This is the one we should all watch carefully because with very good improvement of look and feel of Liferay 6.1 came many UX mistakes and that can destroy all the advantages LR has over Miscrosoft Sharepoint or Oracle WebCenter. And where is new version of Social Office when we need it? Well, lets hope  all those failures will be corrected till final release which is scheduled for Q4’2011.

Till then, Congratulations Liferay 🙂

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