Gartner Named Ciklum as a “Cool Vendor” in Application Services

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Gartner Named Ciklum as a “Cool Vendor” in Application Services

Ciklum, one of Europe’s leading providers of nearshore software development and IT consulting services, recognized for providing enterprises with innovative application services and new approaches to solve business problems.

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We are honoured to announce that Gartner Inc. named Ciklum as a “Cool Vendor” in its ‘Cool Vendors in Application Services, 2013’ report. 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 honour 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.”


annaI 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!” – commented Anna Aaen, Deputy of Sales & Marketing.



Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. The annual reports highlight emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies warranting attention from prospective customers. For more information, visit

Read the press-release here.

Watch the video with Gartner VP, Michele Cantara, who discusses what a Cool Vendor is, and why you should pay attention to them.