The CW 100 (Connected World
100) includes companies that share a vision for promoting the connected world. This is more than simply selling a product used in connected solutions; the company needs to show it is committed to the idea of the connected world and is helping to make connecting devices a simpler, secure process. Companies should be dedicated to providing solutions, products, and services that make connectivity and M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) communications easier to implement. Overall, the companies ranked on this list are doing their part to enable a connected world, whether that is through a stated vision, the solutions they provide, or the impact they are currently having in the world of connected devices.
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