|[April 03, 2014]
xMatters Named a Leader in 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services
SAN RAMON, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
xMatters, inc., a global leader in enabling business processes with
communications, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner (News - Alert), Inc.
in the "Leaders" quadrant of the 2014 "U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification
Services" report.1 Recognizing vendors focused on the
activation and management of crisis communications and notifications,
this report assesses a vendor's completeness of vision and the ability
to execute that vision. This is the first time xMatters has been
included in this prestigious evaluation with its debut in the leaders
The Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services (EMNS),
available for purchase, categorized the top 11 vendors in this space on
a range of criteria, including product road map, industry support,
end-user interface usability, endpoint support, mobile device
application support, message management, trusted date/time source, data
center operations, pricing model and customer reference feedback.
"We're pleased to be making our debut on Gartner's Magic Quadrant as a
leader. We believe this position validates our proven track record and
vision for the emergency and mass notification market," said Troy
McAlpin, CEO of xMatters. "With the rise of mobile devices and overall
communication channels, the possibility for instantaneous, targeted
communications becomes both possible and expected; that's what we're
enabling at xMatters. Our product team is constantly rolling out new and
exciting features and we look forward to continuing to offer the market
a leading notification solution with efficint enterprise-grade scaling
and delivery during time-sensitive events."
According to Gartner, "The first few hours after a business disruption
are the most critical for an organization. Its response can greatly
affect the event's scope and impact. A crisis/incident management plan
can contain and prevent further damage, and guide the decision of 'if
and when' recovery plans should be invoked."2
The EMNS report includes an overview of the different types of critical
incidents, which range "from localized events, such as a shooter on a
campus, or a fire or power outage, to regional and catastrophic
disasters, such as earthquakes (as in Chile, Haiti and Japan),
hurricanes/tsunamis (as in the New York City metropolitan area,
Indonesia and Japan) and terrorist attacks."
"We see this recognition by Gartner stressing the continued fusion of
informational technology and business continuity management to solve the
ever-complex communication problems businesses face today," said Randi
Barshack, CMO of xMatters.
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About xMatters, inc.
xMatters' cloud-based solution enables any business process or
application to trigger two-way communications (text, voice, email, SMS,
etc.) throughout the extended enterprise during time-sensitive events.
With over a decade of experience in rapid communication, xMatters serves
more than 1,000 leading global firms to ensure business operations run
smoothly and effectively during incidents such as IT failures, product
recalls, natural disasters, dynamic staffing, service outages, medical
emergencies and supply-chain disruption. xMatters is headquartered in
San Ramon, CA (News - Alert) with additional offices in London and Sydney. Follow us on Twitter
1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass
Notification Services, Roberta J. Witty, John Girard, Catherine H.
Goldstein, 31 March 2014
2 Gartner, How Gartner Defines Crisis/Incident Management,
Roberta J. Witty, 18 November 2013
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