According to a newly released IDC study, the same four vendors that led the content management market two years ago still lead it today, although their individual rankings have changed. The study, which presents vendor shares for over 50 worldwide content management vendors, reveals that EMC's acquisition of Captiva catapulted the company into the top spot. FileNet, IBM and Open Text rank second, third and fourth, respectively. The study also finds that these top four vendors collectively account for over 37 percent of the total market, and the top ten players account for over 55 percent.

"The content management market grew nearly 10 percent in 2005, considerably outperforming the software industry as a whole," said Melissa Webster, program director for Content Technologies and Digital Media research at IDC. "Although growth slowed somewhat for some of the leading vendors as they worked to consolidate their many acquisitions, we continued to see strong demand for content management solutions. Many of the pure-play vendors that are addressing content management, capture and image management, Web content management, records management and digital asset management posted extremely strong growth in 2005."

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