End of last year, eXo Platform was standing as an innovator in many of the “Top 10 Strategic Technology Areas”, listed by major IT market observers, to watch over the next three years, such as virtualization, cloud computing, web oriented architectures, enterprise mashups, social software and social networking. Today, eXo was listed in the Gartner report, Cool Vendors in Content Management 2009.
Through constant innovation, eXo Platform brings companies new ways to work. So, a strong social side has been added to its products in order to enable organizations to work closer and to understand strengths and skills of every collaborator. This, combined with virtualization capabilities and a SAAS package still in development, enables eXo Platform to provide a new generation of collaborative solutions that meet today’s companies needs for IT systems.
The Gartner’s “Cool Vendors” report is designed to “highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.”
In period of crisis, IT managers are looking more carefully for alternative solutions, like the Open Source ones, to traditional and common products such as MS SharePoint.
Benjamin Mestrallet, CEO and Founder of eXo Platform, explains: “eXo is an Open Source company and provides solutions that can be highly integrated with existing IT environments, which is not always the case with other products of the market. Our major customers chose eXo for this reason as well as our ability to work on projects involving thousands of users.”
More than being a simple competitor to MS SharePoint, eXo Platform stands as an innovator on its market and brings together three key trends: Open Source, Basic Content Services and social software. eXo product line provide an open alternative, thanks to standards compliance, to Microsoft SharePoint by offering an open source based document management system, a standards-based portal and a collaboration (both asynchronous and real time) platform for medium to large companies.