Strategic collaboration with Gartner
At the end of 2018, we signed a three-year strategic collaboration agreement with Gartner. The agreement gives us access to Gartner's innovation framework ("Gartner Tech CEO Framework"), personal mentoring from Gartner's analysts as well as reports, market analyzes and trendspotting.
We have been working together for six months and we are very pleased with the collaboration so far! Along with well-known analysts such as Massimo Pezzini and Keith Guttridge, we have worked with our strategic focus, market positioning and product roadmap.
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company that provides senior business leaders with the insights, advice and tools they need to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the organizations of tomorrow.
Gartner’s latest research makes some interesting predictions for the future:
- Growth in the integration area will be explosive in the coming years, especially in the area of iPaaS - Integration Platform as a Service, a market that Gartner expects to by over 40% per year.
- Hybrid integration solutions will be the dominating architecture for several years to come.
- The big players on the integration market currently lack comprehensive solutions for companies that need hybrid solutions. Gartner concludes that companies need to invest in solutions that makes it possible to collaborate in ecosystems that span both on-premise and cloud-based systems.
Hybrid integration at iCore
Our goal is to offer a comprehensive hybrid integration solution for small and midsize companies. The technical capabilities of iCore Integration Suite combined with our 3rd generation iCore Cloud Services and their unique portability means that we are already well-positioned today.
We will work hard to sharpen our offer even further, with input from Gartner and the rest of our partnership network!