View the Gartner 2017 “Cool Vendors” in Unified Communications Report

Gartner Cool Vendor 2017Summary

Gartner's definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or service that is:

  • Innovative — enables users to do things they couldn't do before.
  • Impactful — has or will have a business impact, not just technology for its own sake.
  • Intriguing — has caught Gartner's interest during the past six months.

Emerging technologies in the areas of bot frameworks, cyberattack security and productive meeting experiences are part of compelling new solutions. Application leaders for UC should evaluate these solutions for new digital workplace communication initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • Dispel
    • Lucid Meetings
    • OneReach
    • Skejul
    • VisoCon
    • Where Are They Now?
      • Zoom
  • Gartner Recommended Reading


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