We’ve published our annual list of Trend-Setting Products for nearly a decade and a half (more than a century in “technology years”), and the selection process hasn’t changed. The list is assembled through an informal, yearlong collaboration with a judging panel consisting of colleagues, analysts, system integrators, theorists, practitioners and a select group of knowledge workers.
This year, we looked at more than 600 products. Some have been around for a while, a testimony to the limber execution of their initial mission of adaptability. Others are relatively new. The judges agree the market should be ready to embrace the solutions because all have helped to create a market, extend it further or redefine it.
All the products we list below have been designed with a clear understanding of customers’ needs. In many cases, it is precisely the vision of customers who implemented the products that qualifies them as trend-setting, by creating opportunities not originally considered by the vendor. The market, of course, will ultimately decide value.
By no means the only trend-setting products, those on this list deserve the special attention of KMWorld readers.
We encourage you to dig deeper into the Trend-Setting solutions, as well as to check out further descriptions of selected products that begin following this article as well as on page 19, KMWorld September 2014, Vol. 23, Issue 8.
(Originally posted on KMWorld.com)