ownCloud newly recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms

ownCloud today announced that it has been newly recognized as one of two European vendors and is the only open-source vendor in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms (CCP).

ownCloud today announced that it has been newly recognized as one of two European vendors and is the only open-source vendor in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms (CCP). ownCloud is the largest open-source file sharing platform in the world with 200,000 installations and ver 25 million users.

According to Gartner, “content collaboration platforms can transform how individuals and teams work. Inside or outside organizations, they add structure and insight when collaboration involves unstructured data…By 2022, 50% of midsize and large organizations in mature regional markets will use a content collaboration platform to implement document workflows and improve collaboration and productivity.”

“We believe that being newly recognized by Gartner in it’s 2018 Content Collaboration Platforms is evidence of our increasing footprint in the enterprise file sharing market around the world and proof of our open-source approach,” said Tobias Gerlinger, CEO of ownCloud. “We are very proud to be included in the study as the only open-source vendor in this space. It will get ownCloud even more attention as a serious and secure alternative to the big SaaS vendors.”

ownCloud was reviewed by end users in the Content Collaboration Platforms (formerly EFSS) market on “Gartner Peer Insights.” With a rating of 4.5 (out of 5) ownCloud was rated highest amongst its major competitors as of July 23, 2018. A senior development manager said in May 2018: “I am responsible for buying infrastructure… and this is the best vendor/company I have dealt with. Love the culture, people, and specially management. Love the dedication and response to the issue.”

An administrator in the media industry said in July 2018: “owncloud stands for high security. There are a lot of cloud-based storages to be found, but if you have to share and handle very sensitive data you should consider to try (sic) it.” A performance Marketing Manager in the media industry said in July 2018: “This tool works very good (sic) and helps our company to distribute files to all colleagues in a few seconds. You have access to these files with all your different devices and wherever you are at the moment.“ A campaign manager in the retail industry said in June 2018: “Mostly when you think of big open source projects like ownCloud you wish for maximum security. We started to work with ownCloud at work as a replacement for Dropbox for that reason. It definitely offers a high amount of security, using SSL and AES.”

ownCloud allows individuals, teams, and organizations to collaborate more effectively while keeping data safe and under control. By breaking down silos and enabling easy file access from every device the platform accelerates workflows and increases productivity. ownCloud may be installed 100% on-premises for maximum security.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms, Monica Basso, Michael Woodbridge, Karen A. Hobert, July 9, 2018.

Read here how we made it into the report.


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About ownCloud

ownCloud is the largest Open Source Filesharing solution in the world with 200.000 installations and more than 25 million users. ownCloud combines consumer-grade usability with enterprise-grade security (GDPR compliant). It enables users to access data no matter where it is stored or which device is used. The data can be stored in the cloud or reside on-premises. By giving organizations the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand, productivity and security are increased at the same time. For more information, visit:

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July 25, 2018

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