Microsoft recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Organizations face an increasing volume of data generated daily and ever-evolving regulations around how that data is managed. To help navigate this complex information landscape, we are focused on delivering integrated, intelligent, and user-centric solutions. 

Over the past few years, we significantly increased our investment in building risk management and compliance solutions, inclusive of information archiving and management. We delivered new solutions, such as records management, insider risk management, communication compliance, and new product features, including trainable classifiersthe “know your data” dashboard, and Microsoft Teams conversations reconstruction, to name a few. Additionally, we invested in extending the Microsoft compliance ecosystem to be beyond Microsoft 365 with 30+ pre-built data connectorsMicrosoft Graph eDiscovery API, and workflow customizations in communication compliance. 

In recognition of these investments, I am delighted to announce that Gartner has listed Microsoft as a Leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. This is the third consecutive year that Microsoft has been recognized as a Leader in this critical space. To us, this recognition reinforces our leadership in innovative data governance, archiving, eDiscovery, and compliance solutions.  

According to Gartner, “Leaders have the highest combined measures of ability to execute and completeness of vision. They may have the most comprehensive and scalable products. They have a proven track record of financial performance and an established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived to be thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use, product breadth, and how to address scalability. For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market requirements for EIA, including support for multiple content types; support for the cloud; solid, relevant e-discovery functionality; and a seamless user experience.” Further, vendors in this report “are incorporating their own migration products and services to accelerate the adoption of new archiving platforms, rather than relying on third-party engagements.” 

We continue to work closely with our customers to gather feedback to help us build better products. Your input provides critical insights as we strive to create solutions to help you on your journey in managing information, compliance, and risk. 

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