MindManager 7 is the winner of Doc Management/ Collaboration Category

Intranet Journal Announces 2008 Product of the Year Winners

By: Tom Dunlap

2/20/2008, After heavy voting in the past two weeks, our readers have selected their picks for Intranet Journal’s Product of the Year Awards. The dominance of Google can’t be denied yet again, as it took home two awards this year. It repeated in the Enterprise Search category, with Fast Search coming in second. (Microsoft recently bought Fast.)

Google also dominated a new category, Semantic Web Tool. Freebase from MetaWeb — which is a more pure-play product in the emerging semantic web field — finished a strong second. It didn’t get the votes Google garnered, but voters were nevertheless passionate about Freebase, submitting comments like this: “Freebase is creating the critical mass of a data commons, which could be a valuable foundation for the semantic web ecosystem. They are actively curating the data with community-driven yet centrally coordinated ontologies and data resources.”

In other categories, Blogger won it’s category, Sorce Intranet dominated the Intranet Design category — unseating reigning champ Intranet Dashboard — and MindJet MindManager 7 won a very competitive Document Management/Collaboration category.

Win or lose, however, simply being nominated was an honor. The dozens of nominations came from readers, and vote totals showed that each product has loyal users.

To provide insight into the winners, over the next couple weeks we’ll run profiles of each product. Check back for in-depth coverage. The winners of the 2008 Intranet Journal Product of the Year Awards are as follows:

Intranet Design Suite

Sorce Intranet
CustomerVision BizWiki
Hyper Office
Microsoft SharePoint 2007
Intranet Dashboard
Winner: Sorce Intranet

Semantic Tool

Altova SemanticWorks
Winner: Google

Blogging Software

Movable Type
Traction Teampage
Apple iWeb
Winner: Blogger

Document Management/Collaboration Product

Central Desktop
Jive Software Clearspace X
Hyper Office
Mindjet MindManager 7
Winner: Mindjet MindManager 7

Enterprise Search Tool

Microsoft Sharepoint 2007
Winner: Google

Source: Intranet Journal