Earlier today Atlassian announced that the IT industry analysts at Gartner have placed Atlassian in the coveted "Leaders Quadrant" of its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management. Gartner's Magic Quadrant positions vendors in IT markets based on their ability to execute, in addition to their completeness of vision.
How did Atlassian ascend into the Leaders Quadrant alongside IBM & Microsoft?
It's only been a few hours since Atlassian's press release went live, and we've already been asked this question more than half a dozen times. With that in mind, I'd like to quickly share what we've told everyone who's already asked:
"If you want to make it into the Leaders Quadrant, it's pretty simple. There's only one thing you need to do better than everyone else. Execute."
In Gartner's reports, the Leaders Quadrant is reserved for elite companies who not only dream big and constantly expand their products, but also, and more importantly, prove that they can execute their product visions by demonstrating substantial customer success stories. Yes, innovation is important; it helps shape and guide markets. However, inclusion in the Leaders Quadrant also requires substantial proof that a company can repeatably deliver quality product to its customers.
The Enterprise relies on Atlassian and Appfire
As North America's largest Atlassian service provider, Appfire has been dedicated to driving Atlassian and their products into the Enterprise for seven years. We are incredibly proud to have been part of so many of those enterprise success stories. We've known for years that Atlassian's tools would eventually be recognized by Gartner, and today is that day.
Today Atlassian sits alongside industry giants, IBM and Microsoft, in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.
Cheers to our friends at Atlassian, and onward into the Enterprise!