ZL Technologies vs. Gartner Magic Quadrant
San Jose based IT company ZL Technologies, recently filed a case against Gartner challenging the very popular Gartner “Magic Quadrant”.
As per ZL Technologies website,
ZL Technologies, a San Jose-based IT company specializing in cutting-edge enterprise software solutions for e-mail and file archiving, is challenging Gartner Group and the legitimacy of Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant.” In a complaint filed on May 29, 2009, ZL claims that Gartner’s use of their proprietary “Magic Quadrant” is misleading and favors large vendors with large sales and marketing budgets over smaller innovators such as ZL that have developed higher performing products. The complaint alleges: defamation; trade libel; false advertising; unfair competition; and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage.
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Read some detailed points of view and analysis of this situation here on the ZDnet blog.