DOWNINGTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ThingWorx, a revolutionary platform designed to accelerate the development of applications connecting people, systems and physical world, today announced that it has been named a ‘Cool Vendor’ in the “Cool Vendors in Manufacturing Operations, 2011” report by Gartner, Inc.
“We consider our inclusion in the Manufacturing Operations Cool Vendor report by Gartner as a confirmation of our mission to enable customers to leverage the power of rapid application development and collective intelligence to improve operational innovation and business performance,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and co-founder of ThingWorx. “We continue to expand our ThingWorx platform to enable applications for a range of business processes while we execute on our product roadmap. Our team looks forward to changing the face of manufacturing operations and further enhancing our market position.”
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers innovative, impactful and intriguing technologies or solutions. They are companies whose products enable users to do things they couldn’t do before, have real business impact and have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in the past six months. This year's Cool Vendors in manufacturing operations proves that innovative vendors in seemingly mature or niche markets are embracing Manufacturing 2.0 in ways that create impressive value for multiple styles of manufacturing and the potential for rapid growth.
Founded in 2009, ThingWorx’s platform enables operational innovation in the areas of application development, problem solving and opportunity discovery and capture. ThingWorx’s disruptive technology provides all of the services and functionality required to quickly build and deploy secure, high-performance, connected applications regardless of whether they’re in the cloud, on an Intranet or on an embedded platform. The company’s platform extends the key functionality of Web 2.0, social media and the semantic web to the ‘world of things,’ creating a platform that amplifies the productivity of people through collective intelligence and user-driven information. The unique ability to link people and systems with the physical world unlocks tremendous value in industrial markets such as manufacturing, utilities and energy, as well as in emerging “Internet of Things” applications, which include smart homes, cities, agriculture, transportation, and infrastructure.
ThingWorx™ is a privately held company that develops and markets the first application platform for the Connected World™. ThingWorx combines the key functionality of real-time data, mashups, search, social media and the semantic web, and applies it to any process that involves people, systems, devices and other real-world "things." ThingWorx is providing the disruptive change required to catalyze innovation and enable connected world applications, resulting in a step change in business performance. For more information contact us at www.thingworx.com or follow us on Twitter @ThingWorxSW.
About Gartner's Cool Vendors 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.