It’s cool being a “Cool Vendor” with “Hot Products”


corp_418_coolVendor2013_refresh_outlines_WEB_screenuseThe team at Opengear is incredibly proud to announce that Gartner, the leading industry analyst firm, has named us a “Cool Vendor”. Each year Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas  and we are honored to be included as a Cool Vendor in IT/OT Alignment and Integration

Helping to ease the integration headaches of the disparate IT and OT architecture

The Gartner “Cool Vendors in IT/OT Alignment and Integration, 2013”  published on April 23, 2013, and authored by Kristian Steenstrup, Geoff Johnson, Earl Perkins, Massimo Pezzini and W. Roy Schulte states that “the rising interest among CIOs and the significance of IT/OT integration are supporting a wave of innovative vendors that are helping to ease the integration headaches of the disparate IT and OT architectures.” Opengear was selected as one of the four Cool Vendors in this report.

So what’s Cool about Cool Vendors?

Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as a small company offering a technology or product that is:

  • Innovative — It enables users to do things they couldn’t do before.
  • Impactful — It has or will have a business impact; it’s not just a matter of “technology for the sake of technology.”
  • Intriguing — It has caught our interest or curiosity during the past six months or so.

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