Eleven businesses from Australia and New Zealand have been named in Gartner’s 2016 Cool Vendors research series.
The research examines digital disruptions and potential disrupters that Gartner says will ‘change our relationship with technology forever’.
This is the largest number of vendors from Australia and New Zealand featured in Gartner’s annual Cool Vendors research to date. Gartner says this indicates how digitalisation is driving innovation throughout the region.
“The trend toward digitalisation continues unabated in 2016,” says Daryl Plummer, vice president and Gartner Fellow.
"These disruptive changes can shift assets, channels and capabilities of entire industries,” he says.
“Whether feature-focused, fad-obsessed or disruption-bound, CIOs, IT leaders and their technology provider counterparts cannot ignore the effect of the new digital landscape,” Plummer explains.
Gartner has so far this year published 98 Cool Vendors reports profiling nearly 456 vendors. Many of these providers are exploiting digitalisation and the Internet of Things to build the next generation of innovation.
“This offers unprecedented opportunities to exploit new business models, compress cycles of insight and get to business outcomes,” says Plummer.
The 11 companies from Australia and New Zealand featured in this year's 'Cool Vendor' reports are: