According to Connected World Editorial Director Peggy Smedley, “The CW 100 is a very elite group within the technology elite. Every company believes it belongs on this list, but only 100 deserve the honor. Every company within the CW 100 swears they understand the Internet of Things, but very few will have the wherewithal to withstand the ultimate rigors to keep their position year-after-year, while others will adapt to the shifting market unseating their competitive counterparts.” Only time will tell which companies are hanging on by a thread and which ones will surpass the competition and move up the ranks.
The editors’ rankings are compiled from many different types of data for inclusion in the CW 100. To determine the rankings of each company Connected World must first standardize all of the measures. Based on making comparisons between companies and simplifying a methodology of these standardized sums each is given a score to determine strengths, weaknesses, and customer perceptions.
If a company wishes to be considered and nominates itself Connected World will always consider it, but keep in mind only 100 firms can be included. Some, not necessarily, all of the methodology are used to consider companies for inclusion in the CW 100.
See Our Methodology
- Strength and number of customer references
- Strength of business model and product/service portfolio
- Establishment in the market: revenue, partnerships, employees
- Momentum/activity during the past 12 months
- Growth potential based on respective fiscal year and comparison with prior year’s figures
- Stability of M&A or uncertainty due to M&A
- Ongoing and productive working relationship with the editorial staff of Connected World
- Other intangibles including input from market observers, industry experts