Gimmal Featured As Key Vendor in Leading Analyst Firm Report on Information Governance for the Microsoft SharePoint Ecosystem

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Independent research states “at 46%, SharePoint as a records management tool is used more than twice as often” than established RM and ECM Vendor Solutions.

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Gimmal, a globally managed Microsoft partner and leading provider of SharePoint Lifecycle Management, SAP Interoperability, and Windows 8 mobile device solutions for SharePoint, today announced that it has been positioned as a key vendor in The Forrester Market Overview: Information Governance for the Microsoft SharePoint Ecosystem, Q1 2014 report. The Forrester Research, Inc., Market Overview outlines, “the use cases for third-party tools to extend standard SharePoint support for advanced retention, disposition, security policies, archiving, or site governance.”

In the new report Forrester states that: “Use of SharePoint for RM [Records Management] is up, year-over-year. SharePoint is named as a source of RM technology by 46% of ARMA International and Forrester survey respondents in 2013, up from 34% in 2012 and 30% in 2011.” Forrester further outlines this shift in SharePoint RM adoption by stating, “At 46%, SharePoint as a records management tool is used more than twice as often for veteran RM providers, including HP/Autonomy, OpenText, IBM, and EMC.”

Thirteen solution vendors were evaluated in this report developed to assist information technology and enterprise architecture professionals define priorities when it comes to a holistic strategy for SharePoint information governance. Vendors were included in the Forrester report based on their ability to provide records management, SharePoint Site governance, and SharePoint content archival capabilities.

Gimmal solutions - Information Governance Suite and Compliance Suite for SharePoint – were highlighted in the Forrester report and singularly included in three of four key use cases that drive governance of content to the SharePoint ecosystem. With a broader set of capabilities Gimmal looks to meet the CIO mandate to drive holistic solutions and instead of point technologies, bring together records management, site governance and content archival for SharePoint to drive value and efficiency to an organization’s overall information governance strategy.

“Although many of the vendors in this Forrester report provide excellent point solutions, no other vendor listed ensures the CIO complete SharePoint lifecycle management as Gimmal solutions do.” stated K. David Quackenbush, President, Gimmal. “As noted in the report, there has been a strong shift by organizations to leverage SharePoint as an information management and governance platform. Gimmal has been in-line with this progression since it started with SharePoint 2007 and will continue to provide market leading solutions that meet the broad information management requirements and specific regulatory and compliance needs of our customers.”

To see the full Forrester Market Overview: Information Governance for the Microsoft SharePoint Ecosystem, Q1 2014 report, please click here.

For more information about Information Governance Suite and Compliance Suite for SharePoint or any other Gimmal product, please go to Gimmal Product & Solution Resources.

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Gimmal is the world’s leading provider of solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint that extend and enhance its broad enterprise information management and governance capabilities and provide SAP content archiving and interoperability. With Gimmal’s ground-breaking and award-winning solutions you can easily transform SharePoint into a platform that consistently governs and manages the content, documents and records in your organization and work with content online or offline from your Windows 8 PC, Tablet or Windows Phone. For more information, visit http://www.gimmal.com.

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