Ciklum named to Gartner’s 2013 list of ‘Cool Vendors’


Gartner Inc. recently named Ciklum in its ‘Cool Vendors in Application Services, 2013’ report that was released in Copenhagen, Denmark. The title is granted to only five companies in the category by the leading information and technology research and advisory company.

“Ciklum differentiates itself through focus on setting up and resourcing nearshore delivery centers for application services for, and on behalf of, clients”, stated Gilbert van der Heiden, Research VP at Gartner in the report. “It is cool because, in effect, Ciklum is a dedicated staffing agency, with optimized delivery locations and focused technology skills that allow it to find and train individuals to the skill level the client requires before integrating them in the “client own” team. In comparison, other service providers that set up delivery centers on behalf of clients, fill them with their own staff and deliver services to clients from dedicated client delivery centers.”

Gartner’s research is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services within the application services industry. “Application services, while mature in some instances, are constantly changing in response to technology and delivery innovations, economic conditions and other external pressures. The continuing uncertain economic environment has increased interest in, and demand for, innovation-driven growth and cost-effective solutions,” as stated in the Gartner report.

“It is fantastic honor to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the 2013 list. It is just reward for our team in Ciklum who have been innovating and creating value in our company and to still be leading the way in our industry and in Eastern Europe,” says Craig Wilson, MD UK and Ireland at Ciklum. “As the industry changes and develops it is key to remain at the forefront of innovation and develop our service offering and this recognition further ratifies that we are on the right path of that pursuit.”

Anna Aaen, Deputy of Sales & Marketing commented, “I am very proud of Ciklum becoming Gartner’s Cool Vendor 2013! Over my almost 7 years with Ciklum, it is amazing to follow company’s development, fast growth and innovation as well as be part of its success. This is not only a sign of recognition, but also a vivid proof that we are moving in the right direction. We are what we do and what we do is great!”

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