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Sitecore is Rated Positive in the MarketScope for Web Content Management Report by Leading Analyst Firm

Sitecore is Rated Positive in the MarketScope for Web Content Management Report by Leading Analyst Firm

Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced at the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that top analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has rated Sitecore a “Positive” in the “MarketScope for Web Content Management” report by Mick MacComascaigh, Mark R. Gilbert, Toby Bell, Karen M. Shegda, and Whit Andrews published on June 26, 2008. This report covered the state of the market and evaluated 17 Web content management (WCM) vendors. Gartner notes, “The Web content management market is mature and expanding. Buyers are placing their increasingly demanding requirements in a more appropriate business context and vendors are rising to the challenge of meeting those requirements.”

Sitecore is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft ISV of the year award previously. Sitecore CMS is based upon .NET technology and operates either standalone or smoothly integrates with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).

The Gartner report is available, compliments of Sitecore, here: http://www.sitecore.net/Products/Resources/whitepapers/Gartner- Marketscope.aspx (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

“We are proud to be recognized in Gartner’s report as, in my opinion, it demonstrates our success in the WCM market worldwide,” said Michael Seifert, CEO of Sitecore. “We believe this rating by one of the industry’s top analyst firms reflects our core strengths including usability and being able to rapidly meet the needs of our customers. I believe this further validates our continuing growth and ability of our team to offer our customers and partners a pioneering solution to advance businesses worldwide.”

About Sitecore

Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and focused software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and keep up-to-date dynamic, full featured Web sites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content to improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organizations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies, utilize Sitecore solutions for their Web sites. These organizations have created and now manage over 5000 dynamic Web sites with Sitecore including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, Toshiba, Omni Hotels, Computer Associates, WebTrends and Thomas Cook.

About the MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted June 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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