Informatica leaps up the Lighthouse Software Index

Informatica is the biggest gainer this month with a big leap of 22 positions and has also entered the top 25. It has entered into a strategic alliance with Cognos to bolster its product offering. SunGard, which has been placed in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Higher Education Administrative Suites, 2007, has also gained 5 positions and has entered the top 25.

Check Point Software and Trend Micro are two other firms with big gains this month. Check Point Software has gained 18 positions as it is recognized as a leader by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, 2007 while Trend Micro, another security specialist, has also gained 18 spots. McAfee, which has been awarded Best Buy Award by the SC Magazine, has also gained 5 positions.

The biggest loser this month is webMethods which has dropped 17 spots. The firm had dropped out of the top 25 in August and is now at 49th spot. This continued decline may be attributed to its acquisition by Software AG and a consequent decline in its brand value. Sage and Amdocs have both dropped by 4 positions and are out of the top 25 for this month.

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Duncan Chapple