BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned BEA Systems in the “leader” quadrant in the “Horizontal Portal Magic Quadrant” 2006 report. “Leaders” are vendors who demonstrate a high-level of strategy targeted at enterprise clients and support new generation portal technology.
Diyaa Zebian, General Manager, Middle East and Egypt, eSolutions BEA, said, “BEA’s position in the leader’s quadrant signifies the company’s steadfast commitment to innovation and quality. Being a part of Gartner’s magic quadrant adds further credibility to BEA’s offerings, as it provides an objective assessment of technologically advanced portal products. We will continue to pass on the benefits of the latest portal technology to the growing number of enterprise customers in the Middle East.”
Gartner is a leading provider of information technology (IT) research, advisory services and strategic consulting. The Magic Quadrant evaluation is designed to provide an objective assessment of portal products that can provide a set of infrastructure services needed to produce personalized, contextual Web sites intended for the use across an enterprise, that include all types and levels of employees, partners, suppliers and customers, as well as vertical applications.
The Horizontal Portal Product Magic Quadrant consists of 14 vendors who create software to build and deploy horizontal enterprise portals. Segmented into leaders, visionaries, challengers and niche players, the Horizontal Portal Product category exclusively includes companies with the ability to build portals that support different varieties of audiences and a minimum of US$ 5 million in annual portal-related product and services revenues.
The Gartner report also indicates that the demand for enterprise portals remains strong, fueling the horizontal portal market to more than US$ 780 million in new license revenue in 2005 alone.
BEA’s portal solutions enable employees, customers and partners to work together more efficiently and effectively, by connecting the people with the existing system. BEA provides an extensive range of application and portal infrastructure services that are designed to help improve the user effectiveness and simplify the development and management of portal solutions.
BEA WebLogic Portal is designed to provide a Java Enterprise Edition portal framework to assist Java developers in the production and management of custom-fit Java portals. WebLogic Portal was optimized for the WebLogic Server and features unparalleled integration with the WebLogic Workshop for rapid development. BEA AquaLogic Interaction is designed to provide a platform independent and ready-to-use portal framework that enable business users to become more involved participants in the creation and management of portal applications.