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Bluescape Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Social Software and Collaboration


  SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 17, 2015 -- Bluescape, a persistent cloud-based platform for real-time visual collaboration, has been named a "Cool Vendor” based on the “Cool Vendors in Social Software and Collaboration, 2015” report published April 13, 2015 by Gartner, Inc. Each year, Gartner identifies new and innovative vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting their products and services. The report provides the following recommendations for IT leaders supporting collaboration projects:

  • Create a team to explore emerging technologies and test their applicability for increasing collaboration and communication in the digital workplace.

  • Pilot technologies that inspire more effective collaboration through fulfilling employees' wishes for a more consumer-like experience.

  • Emphasize technologies that are intuitive and practical for solving real business issues and finding new opportunities.

“As our world becomes more digitized, Bluescape sees the opportunity to help organizations create deep connections between digital and physical spaces for collaboration and engagement,” said Scott Poulton, CEO of Bluescape. “Our goal is to create a technology that disrupts traditional collaboration tools by harnessing the power of people’s natural learning styles and behaviors so they are better equipped to communicate and co-create ideas and content from anywhere. We are thrilled that Gartner has recognized Bluescape.”

Gartner’s report points out, “Despite the rapid uptake of social software over the past few years, great untapped potential to improve collaboration and communication across enterprises — even with business partners — still remains…. IT leaders of digital workplace initiatives that require collaboration and social interaction will want to examine these creative vendors to see how their offerings can augment more traditional enterprise social software platforms from well-known vendors.”

About Bluescape Bluescape is a persistent cloud-based platform for real time collaboration, making it easy for individuals and teams to create, interact with, and share content on different devices. Founded in 2012, Bluescape is a jointly owned collaboration between Haworth and Obscura Digital. The company is located in San Carlos, California.

Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Gartner “Cool Vendors in Social Software and Collaboration, 2015” by Carol Rozwell, Monica Basso, Jeffrey Mann, Mike Gotta, Vishal Tripathi. 13 April 2015.



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