Cape Clear enters Gartner’s Magic Quadrant


4 May 2005

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Dublin web services software firm Cape Clear has been positioned in the visionary quadrant of the 2005 Gartner Integration Backbone Software Magic Quadrant.

IT analyst Gartner’s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute that vision. Visionaries have a clear understanding of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimising service delivery.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant addressed the fast-emerging enterprise service bus (ESB), an enterprise software vertical that Cape Clear is basing its technology on. It is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period, depicting Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace.

The ESB is a service-oriented integration platform built on XML and web services standards. It enables the rapid integration of applications and data, and simplifies the creation and management of business processes from those integrated systems.

“The market has been steadily moving away from proprietary integration technologies in favor of standards-based approaches that leverage web services technologies,” commented Annrai O’Toole, CEO of Cape Clear.

“Since our inception, Cape Clear’s mission has been to leverage these standards to dramatically lower the cost and complexity of integration. Gartner’s inclusion of the ESB as part of the integration backbone category and its positioning of Cape Clear in the visionary quadrant, provides confirmation of both our mission and our ongoing success,” O’Toole said.

By John Kennedy