Radicati Market Quadrants are created to visually explain how individual vendors fit within specific technology markets at a point in time. Radicati Market Quadrants are made of four sections which are as follows:
The Radicati Market Quadrant covers the Cloud Business Email market since it is a very important component. It offers cloud based email and collaboration services which offer feature-rich service to all organizations. Cloud Business Email services might be based on a number of technology platforms, including basic POP/IMAP or others. The adoption of cloud based services among the enterprise organizations might gain momentum over the next couple of years. The Cloud Business Email providers are also positioned in the quadrant according to the two criteria of Market Share and Functionality.
With regard to the key market quadrant trends, Google, Microsoft, Silversky and Intermedia rank as Top Players in the Cloud Business Email market. Google offers Google Apps for Work which is a fully featured cloud suite offering email, productivity tools, cloud storage and document editing along with real time communications. Google Apps for Work was built from the ground up as a complete could-based service allowing organizations to avoid costly set ups and maintenance fees of desktop components accompanied with cloud email services. Google Apps is ranked 9 in Functionality and 1 in market share. Their key strengths are:
Microsoft Office 365 is based on Microsoft’s 2013 server technology which also includes Microsoft Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013. Microsoft integrates SkyDrive and Microsoft Outlook Web Apps where it reigns in its popularity. Some of Microsoft's key strengths are:
Intermedia offers highly customization services to SMB sector with its Office in the Cloud and its email related services. It also extends a choice of Microsoft services like Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013, SharePoint 2010, 2013 and Lync 2010 and 2013 with varying functionality.
SilverSky combines the assets of USA.NET and Perimeter E-Security that places a strong emphasis on email security. They also offer Email Protection Suite providing advanced security features like email DLP, email archiving and much more.
Trail Blazers have the following services under its umbrella in the Radicati Market Quadrants:
The Specialists include:
While the Mature Players are: