Leading Analyst Firm Names Contigo One of Canada's
Ten Mobile Companies to Watch
Report recognizes emerging leaders in mobile consumer and enterprise solutions market
VANCOUVER, BC (February 10, 2009) – Contigo, the leading provider of turn-key GPS solutions for fleet management, asset tracking and personal safety is pleased to announce that it has been selected by IDC Canada as one of the Ten Mobile Companies to Watch.
The IDC study "Ten Canadian Mobile Consumer and Enterprise Solutions to Watch" profiles 10 emerging Canadian companies offering mobile consumer and enterprise solutions that IDC believes are worthy of highlighting to the broader industry and have the potential to make an impact in the information and communications technology (ICT) market. The study provides a review of each company's technology and go-to-market strategy, partners, and customers. It touches upon some of the overarching trends IDC is seeing in this market, the strategies and characteristics these 10 companies share, and essential guidance. This study also provides valuable input for ICT vendors, investors, government, and service providers to identify promising companies in this market, potential partners, and investment opportunities.
"There is a great deal of activity and interest around mobile solutions today, and Canadian entrepreneurs are positioning themselves to be at the forefront of this market with some exciting offerings," says Krista Napier, Analyst, Canadian ICT Innovation and Export at IDC Canada. "Companies such as Contigo have developed solutions for fleet management, asset-tracking, and personal safety that are designed to deliver cost savings, ROI, and productivity – all of which are key to gaining the attention of customers in the current economy. Contigo's technology, with its demonstrated coverage and uptime has attracted large partners such as TELUS, and thousands of customers and end users that are using the technology to gain real-time access to data, reduce expenses, and ensure the safety of their employees."
"We are very proud to have been recognized in IDC's list of Ten Mobile Companies to Watch," stated John Tedesco, President and CEO of Contigo. "IDC is well known for the quality and depth of their research, and they have identified wireless Location-Based Services as an emerging growth market. Contigo's software platform powers a variety of solutions for wireless carriers, enterprise customers and consumer applications and we believe Contigo remains well positioned to be a dominant force in the growing Location-Based Services market."
Contigo is a leading provider of Location-Based Services using wireless and GPS technology for fleet management, asset tracking and personal safety applications. Contigo's patented platform enables businesses and consumers to monitor the vehicles, assets, personnel and loved ones important to them 24/7 via the internet. Contigo's solutions are distributed across the U.S. and Canada through Contigo's network of strategic partners and value-added resellers. Founded in 2002, Contigo is a privately held corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia with U.S. operations headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit www.contigo.com.