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PALO ALTO, CALIF. - Sep 22, 2010 – Kapow Technologies, the leading platform provider for automating the extraction, transformation, integration and migration of data from virtually any source, today announced that it has been named to the “Innovative Information Access Companies Under $100M to Watch” list by industry analyst firm IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. According to IDC, information access comprises the markets for business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration, search and discovery, and content management. The company’s patented Kapow Web Data Server is used by more than 500 customers to collect, transform, integrate and migrate data from the public Web, Web-based apps and other sources for mission-critical business needs that include data syndication, data processes automation, business intelligence, mobile enablement, content migration, and API-enabling legacy apps.
According IDC, “The ability to harness information in the enterprise will be a key differentiator for organizations in the next five years. For that reason, IDC notes that applications that access, manage, and analyze all types of information can constitute a significant competitive advantage and are, therefore, being adopted quickly. New technologies are eliminating boundaries between content and data to enable pervasive access to all relevant information.”
“IDC’s focus on innovative technologies for data access underscores the growing need among organizations of all sizes to radically improve the speed, accuracy and cost efficiency of collecting and integrating the right data – from the Web and other data sources - at precisely the second they need it and keeping it fresh,” said John Yapaola, chief executive officer, Kapow Technologies. “We’re honored to have Kapow Web Data Server recognized as a leader in the space, and look forward to continuing our mission to help organizations solve their most complex data collection, integration and migration challenges with automated and efficient solutions that eliminate the need to use costly, error-prone, manual approaches that have traditionally burdened IT.”
IDC’s “Innovative Companies Under $100M to Watch” reports are a qualitative evaluation of a set of vendors within a specific market – they are not a stack ranking nor do they represent an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies in the report. IDC solicited entries from vendors of less than $100 million that exemplify specific key trends (selected by analysts) that are driving change in a specific software market. Vendors then submitted case studies that exemplified one of the trends used as the basis for the award. These case studies were evaluated individually and independently by related market analysts across several pre-determined criteria. The teams then met to review the scores. The case studies submitted for review had to demonstrate that the technology was available, able to be implemented and provided real-world benefits to the customer.
To view a summary and/or purchase the full IDC report “Innovative Companies Under $100M to Watch” (IDC #224841), please visit: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?sessionId=&containerId=224841.
For more information on the Kapow Web Data Server, please visit /products/kapow-katalyst-platform/index.php. To learn about the Web data services market, log on to The Web Data Services Blog at http://kapowtech.com/blog.
About Kapow Technologies
Kapow Technologies arms Fortune 1000 companies with the real-time Web intelligence needed to be more competitive and profitable. The company’s patented Kapow Web Data Server extends and modernizes business applications by automatically integrating enterprise and public Web data from any source with no coding required. Kapow currently has more than 400 customers, including AT&T, Visa, Intel, Vodafone and Audi. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with additional offices in Denmark, Germany and the U.K. For more information, log on to www.kapowtech.com or call toll-free at 1-800-805-0828.