Gartner acaba de publicar su primer informe sobre herramientas Smart Enterprise Suite, el ‘The Smart Enterprise Suite Magic Quadrant para 2003’, y en él califica, entre otras, a Hummingbird, empresa con presencia en España, como de ‘Visionaria’ por su capacidad para entender y prever la evolución de ese tipo de software.


Hummingbird recognized as a ‘visionary’ in the Smart Enterprise Suite (SES) Magic Quadrant for 2003

Research report affirms Hummingbird strategy of delivering an integrated suite of products within a portal framework

TORONTO, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC) (NASDAQ:TSX:) (NASDAQ:HUM) , developer of enterprise information management solutions (EIMS), today announced that Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) (NYSE:and ITB ) , a leading technology research and advisory firm, has positioned Hummingbird in the Visionary Quadrant of the Smart Enterprise Suite (SES) Magic Quadrant for 2003. According to Gartner, because this is an emerging market, they have not yet identified any Leaders or Challengers. Gartner describes visionaries as, «companies that show a strong understanding of the likely evolution of the market.»

Gartner first identified the emergence of a new category for enterprise software vendors called the smart enterprise suite (SES) in May 2002, predicting a single product offering bundling portal, collaborative and content management functionalities. According to the report, «the SES is becoming a highly significant evolutionary trend as these related markets mature and merge.»

The Research Note of March 4, 2003, entitled: The Smart Enterprise Suite Magic Quadrant for 2003, by research directors Simon Hayward, Mark Gilbert, Gene Phifer and French Caldwell, is Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for the SES market. In evaluating the vendors, Gartner looked at strengths in integration across each of the software components, as well as market presence. When considering the Visionary Quadrant, Gartner weighed the degree to which the vendor has aligned with the concept of a suite as a primary element in its approach to the market, and the success realized so far by the suite. The Smart Enterprise Suite Magic Quadrant for 2003 is available directly from Gartner, Inc. at

«Our position in the SES Magic Quadrant is a confirmation of our strategy of delivering a robust document management foundation with an integrated suite of value-added SES components such as Hummingbird Collaboration(TM), Hummingbird KM(TM) and Hummingbird Portal(TM),» said Andrew Pery, chief marketing officer, senior vice president, Hummingbird Ltd. «We are committed to creating incremental value for our customers by leveraging our powerful suite of products through a focused solutions strategy. Many of our customers including the United States Air Force, European Court of Human Rights, Guidant Corporation, Clifford Chance and The Public Service Company of New Mexico have demonstrated measurable ROI and business value associated with our products.»

Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute that vision. According to Gartner, Inc., visionaries have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted March 2003 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.’s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the «Leaders» quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right match for an enterprise’s requirements. Well- informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.

About Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)

Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) offers customers a 360 degrees view of their knowledge assets by bringing together industry leading portal, connectivity, document management, records management, knowledge management, business intelligence, collaboration, and data integration solutions into an integrated enterprise information management system (EIMS). Hummingbird Enterprise offers everything organizations need to manage the entire lifecycle of their business content.

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