- Report says “MindTouch resonates with open source customers”
- MindTouch cited best current product alternative to industry heavyweights IBM and Microsoft
SAN DIEGO, August 10, 2009 — MindTouch, developer of one of the top open source projects in the world, today announced that it was named a strong performer against its key competitors in the August 2009 “Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009” report published by leading independent analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. MindTouch was the only open source option in Forrester’s 66-criteria evaluation of collaboration platform vendors.
According to the report, “MindTouch has built a strong offering and staked out the favored position among organizations with open source leanings.” Specifically, MindTouch “represents a strong offering in the area of traditional collaboration and has addressed the Social Computing opportunity quite well. MindTouch benefits from being an open source offering with a large and active community behind the product. Introduction of new functionality is aggressive, as is expected with an open source offering. The open source community support moves MindTouch into a very strong position as a partner and provides customers with a wide array of add-on and integration offerings.”
In addition, the report called out the following findings:
- MindTouch is the only open source option in the 2009 Forrester Wave
- MindTouch landed as a Strong Performer, right behind Microsoft, IBM and Novell
- MindTouch has built a strong offering and staked out the favored position among organizations with open source leanings.
“In the last year, MindTouch has revolutionized the way companies capture, edit and collaborate on information,” said Aaron Fulkerson, Chief Executive Officer, MindTouch. “The 2009 Forrester WAVE recognition is a prestigious competitive recognition in the software industry and reflects the success we are having providing customers with an alternative to proprietary enterprise collaboration solutions. I’ve been through dozens of analyst assessments and I can report that I’ve never had one that was so thorough in evaluating the technology. The process was comprehensive and went as deep technically as any research I’ve seen.”