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Leading Industry Analyst Firm Names Vignette to Leaders Quadrant in Horizontal Portal Products

  • 17 September, 2007 09:54

<p>SYDNEY, Australia — 17 September 2007 — Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN) today announced that Gartner has positioned the Next-Generation Web solution provider in the Leaders Quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products, 2007 report[1].</p>
<p>According to the report, “Interest in the Web 2.0 phenomenon is affecting the horizontal portal market. In addition to leveraging Ajax or alternative rich Internet application technologies to provide richer user interfaces, horizontal portal vendors are looking to the consumer Internet for inspiration in terms of functionality ranging from enabling an end-user mashup generation to communal tagging and social networking.”</p>
<p>Gartner assesses vendors on their vision and ability to execute. According to the research firm, horizontal portal “leaders” have a full range of capabilities to support all portal deployment scenarios and demonstrate significant product innovation, consistent product delivery over a considerable period and continued success in selling to new customers.</p>
<p>"Using Vignette portal technology, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' official Web portal, Mass.Gov, consolidates information from hundreds of standalone state Web sites while providing consistent design and navigation with proven usability and accessibility," said Sarah Bourne, chief technology strategist for Mass.Gov.</p>
<p>“Vignette Portal enables organisations to deliver a personalised online experience to their customers, partners and employees,” said Leo Brunnick, senior vice president of products and marketing at Vignette. “A core product within Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solution suite, Vignette Portal delivers enterprise-class Web 2.0 and social networking functionality to create engaging experiences that help organisations acquire, serve and grow their customer base.”</p>
<p>About the Gartner Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation 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 Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About Vignette
Vignette helps organisations improve interactions with customers and partners by delivering highly personalised, interactive online experiences. Our early content management and delivery tools laid the groundwork for some of the Web’s most popular sites. Today, our award-winning Next-Generation Web solution powers some of the world’s most recognisable online brands and enables organisations to have more meaningful interactions with their customers and associates. Our Imaging and Workflow solution adds the ability to deliver and manage online and offline document-driven customer transactions. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas with operations worldwide. Visit www.vignette.com .</p>
<p>FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS</p>
<p>The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Vignette’s products, future sales, market growth and competition. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Actual results could differ materially from the Company’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, Future Losses, Limited Operating History, Fluctuation of Quarterly Revenues and Operating Results, Acquisition Integration, Competition, Dependence on a Small Number of Large Orders, Lengthy Sales Cycle and Product Implementation, Market Awareness of Our Product, Rapid Changes in Technology and New Products, and other factors and risks discussed in the Company’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>
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<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Jessica Tubnor
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Jessica.tubnor@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
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<p>[1]Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products, 2007, David Gootzit, Gene Phifer, Ray Valdes, August 24, 2007</p>

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