SOURCE: Qontext Inc.

Qontext Inc.

May 02, 2011 13:00 ET

Qontext Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Qontext Designated for Context-Aware Computing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Qontext, a leading provider of Enterprise Social Software solutions, today announced it has been included in the list of six "Cool Vendors in Context-Aware Computing"(1) by Gartner, Inc.

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.

About Qontext
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Qontext Inc. is a global provider of social collaboration software for medium to large companies and for software vendors seeking to quickly add state-of-the-art social features to their applications. Qontext facilitates shared information including discussions, documents, blogs, wikis and more -- empowering employees to work together when and where they prefer -- maximizing efficiency. Qontext uses on demand, private cloud hosting for secure scalability with predictable, optimized IT costs and dependable, with a global Service Level Agreement.

(1) Gartner "Cool Vendors in Context-Aware Computing, 2011" by William Clark, Anne Lapkin, Avivah Litan, Matthew W. Cain, Eric Knipp, Annette Zimmermann, Monica Basso, April 15, 2011

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