For the first time in 3 years, Gartner dropped a significant amount of vendors off its quadrant. There were 24 vendors in the firm’s quadrant in 2016 and 2017. This year, the Magic Quadrant only lists 20 vendors…that’s a 16% quadrant reduction. Has the market shrunk?!
Not exactly: the market has evolved….and in a pretty predictable way actually. Take a look at our 3-year-movement analysis table below: we see a pretty consistent story, e.g. the big are getting bigger, some of the visionaries got absorbed (or disappeared) and few ‘trend-setters’ graduated up.
Read on for more. The leader quadrant pretty much fits my expectations in terms of the major vendors and their rank ordering.