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Cool Vendors 2015: Business and "Things," the Next Innovation Frontier

The trend towards digitalization continues unabated in 2015. Any success in digital business must deal with the rise of "things." Many of this year's Cool Vendors are exploiting digitalization and the Internet of Things to build the next generation of innovation. Cool Vendors research can help clients stay ahead of the IT technology curve, and make better strategic decisions about technology and services.

Managing VP & Gartner Fellow Daryl Plummer discusses this year's Cool Vendors.

Gartner Cool Vendors Research

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Cool Vendors in Big Data, 2015

21 April 2015

Big data is past our Hype Cycle's Peak of Inflated Expectations and in the Trough of Disillusionment. Vendors that emerge will need greater functionality and consistent performance. Here, we present some Cool Vendors that are attempting to "make big data real."

Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2015

30 April 2015

Innovative approaches for the Internet of Things focus on core building-block technologies in communications, IoT platforms and security. We profile five Cool Vendors that can help CIOs, IT leaders and decision makers build IoT solutions.

Cool Vendors in Mobile and Wireless, 2015

10 April 2015

Looking at innovative companies is important for mobile leaders when creating a digital strategy. This research introduces four cutting-edge companies that mobile leaders should consider in the context of a digital strategy and mobile security. We also review the evolution of two past Cool Vendors.

Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2015

24 April 2015

Gartner's Cool Vendors in cloud security services offer highly innovative technologies that address an organization's demand for agile, responsive and cost-effective solutions. CISOs should use this research when evaluating technology trends and planning future needs.

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