May 2, 2011

Enterprise Social Software Qontext chosen as a Cool Vendor of 2011 by Gartner

We got this awesome news - and I couldn't resist sharing this with all of you :-)Recognition by an analyst firm like Gartner is a huge boost for the young team at Qontext Inc., and a reminder that we are on the right way - making collaboration and corporate social networking contextual.
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A key finding in the report, available from Gartner, states “Organizations need to understand the principles of context-aware computing to properly filter the increasing amount of sensor, search, analytics, location, presence and social information they can use to enhance applications and user experiences.”
While the benefits of using internal social software is gaining widespread acceptance among enterprises, most employees and departments would like to see immediate and sustained benefits. Tangible benefits are realized when social collaboration is integrated within the applications used every day, by preventing loss of productivity due to context switching and aiding knowledge capture and reuse. Qontext does this by providing immediate access to contextually relevant communications and documents right inside and across business applications.
“Social contextual collaboration delivers true ROI and sustained adoption to an enterprise by augmenting existing business processes,” said Jay Pullur, CEO of Qontext Inc. “We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner as confirmation of our mission to enable customers to unlock the power of social collaboration.”
About the Cool Vendor Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.