Cool Vendor for Standouts and Disruptors
When Gartner creates its annual list of Cool Vendors, its analysts are looking for small companies offering technology that is “innovative, impactful and intriguing.”
“Gartner’s 2017 Cool Vendors reflect the need to stand out from the crowd, the ability to keep pace in fast-changing digital scenarios and the aptitude to solve problems that have persisted over many years,” said Daryl Plummer, vice president and Gartner Fellow. “Being a Cool Vendor in 2017 is all about both standing out and fitting in. In many cases, the Cool Vendors that stand out do so because they offer a major disruptive capability or opportunity.”
Gartner states CIOs and IT leaders should partner with digital disruptors if they want to maintain a pace of high, sustainable innovation.