NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraLinks® (NYSE: IL), a leading, global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions, announced today that it has been ranked the number one vendor with 22.5 percent market share, based on worldwide revenues, over Microsoft (20.1%), IBM (15.5%), and Jive Software (6.9%) in the team platforms and social software suites market* in 2011 by Gartner Inc. It marks the sixth consecutive year that Gartner has recognized IntraLinks as the leader in the team platforms and social software suites (formerly team collaboration) market.
Gartner published a worldwide market share report for all software markets and in connection with that report analyzed the web conferencing, team platforms, and social software suites market. The report is based on Gartner's analysis of vendors as well as the vendors' reported revenues. A notable result from the analysis highlights that the overall team collaboration software market grew 21 percent in 2011, with IntraLinks' global revenue being the highest in this market.
"After more than a decade of SaaS and cloud services use, adoption continues to grow and evolve within the enterprise application markets," writes Tom Eid, research vice president, Gartner. "Although use is expanding to a wider range of applications and solutions, the most widespread use is still characterized by horizontal applications with common processes, among distributed virtual workforce team and within Web 2.0 initiatives."**
Through interviews and surveys with senior corporate IT and business leaders, IntraLinks has identified significant secure collaboration needs in the market. As cloud products that derive from a consumer heritage are brought into the workplace – the "bring your own collaboration (BYOC)" phenomenon – the process puts strains on corporate IT, governance, and risk. These well-meaning users often compromise fit, usability, and adherence to corporate policies for productivity gains. As corporate IT and risk departments seek to balance the productivity gains with new cloud tools and the control and visibility required to manage corporate risk, they are looking to enterprise-class products such as IntraLinks. IntraLinks is well-positioned to help organizations maximize the value of content by balancing the freedom to share with the power to govern and control.