The Ovum Decision Matrix compares the leading solutions in major enterprise and industry-specific technology categories and greatly reduces the time and risk involved in product and service procurement.
Selecting the wrong product or taking too long to procure a critical piece of infrastructure can open the CIO up to criticism from across the organization. That is why IT needs to have research tools, and advice on markets and vendors available during procurement projects.
Ovum has a tested and proven set of deliverables that help IT managers make the right decision in a timely manner. Each Ovum Decision Matrix report and interactive model supports Ovum subscribers in maintaining their view of the leading solutions in a technology market. All of the solutions reviewed are key players in the relevant marketplace and are suitable for consideration by most mid- and large-sized enterprises. Following the setting of strict inclusion criteria for each Ovum Decision Matrix, we research, review, and rate the leading solutions.
Leaders, Challengers and Followers
All vendor solutions assessed in the Ovum Decision Matrix are categorized into one of three groups:
- Market Leaders: This category represents the leading solutions that Ovum believes are worthy of a place on most technology selection shortlists
- Market Challengers: The solutions in this category have a good market positioning relative to the technology/industry area and are selling and marketing the product well
- Market Followers: Solutions in this category have less broad applicability and may have limitations in terms of the product’s functionality or the vendor’s execution capability.
Ovum Interactive Decision Matrix
Complementing the research report is the Interactive Decision Matrix which allows IT decision-makers to create a customized ranking of solutions based on the requirements of their own organizations.
This powerful comparison tool enables you to:
- fine-tune the Ovum Decision Matrix
- perform what-if analysis
- create an audit trail.