N2N Services Recognized in Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for Education
N2N Services today announced that it has been recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Education, 2016” report.
Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2016 (Newswire.com) – N2N Services, the leading provider of cloud based Integration Platform as a Service solutions for Higher Education, today announced that it has been recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Education, 2016” report.1,3 This continues the recognition of N2N Services by Gartner having previously recognized N2N Services in the “Cool Vendor Leveraging Data in Education, 2015” report.2
Gartner recognized N2N Services as a company specializing in Exostructure, an emerging strategy identified as on the rise and recognized as one of the Top Ten Strategic Technologies Impacting Higher Education. In it’s “Hype Cycle for Education, 2016” report, Gartner states “Exostructure strategy refers to acquiring the critical capability of interoperability to leverage the increasing numbers of partnerships, tools and services in the education ecosystem.
The report further states “When done right, the exostructure approach enables institutions to leverage industry (and other) best-practice services from the cloud, rather than having to bring them inside the campus walls. The exostructure approach also enables a much more exible and agile IT services approach.”
The Gartner “Hype Cycle for Education, 2016” report identified several benefits that the adoption of an Exostructure Strategy provides to Higher Education institutions including:
- Retain skilled IT staff – for most universities skilled IT staff members are a precious resource. Leveraging an Exostructure allows universities to realign IT staff members to contribute to more strategic institutional projects; helping universities do more with less. .
- Increase collaboration – Exostructure enablement provides increased collaboration across many previously disconnected parts of a Higher Education institution.
“N2N is honored to be included in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Education 2016. When N2N was founded more than 5 years ago we recognized the need to empower Higher Education IT leaders around the world with a solution designed to catapult them to the forefront of managing the new education ecosystem. Gartner’s continued inclusion of N2N in these reports and our growing client family validates our vision and re-affirms our mission to enable a level of simplicity in data integration required by every IT organization to agilely meet the demand of institutional leaders, faculty and students.”Kiran Kodithala, CEO and Founder of N2N Services
Cost optimization – Exostructure Strategy enables education institutions to more agilely leverage the right service at the right time ultimately providing increased control over costs.
“N2N is honored to be included in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Education 2016,” stated N2N Founder and CEO Kiran Kodithala. “When N2N was founded more than 5 years ago we recognized the need to empower Higher Education IT leaders around the world with a solution designed to catapult them to the forefront of managing the new education ecosystem. Gartner’s continued inclusion of N2N in these reports and our growing client family validates our vision and re-affirms our mission to enable a level of simplicity in data integration required by every IT organization to agilely meet the demand of institutional leaders, faculty and students.”
N2N’s Illuminate Platform is the first ever iPaaS built specifically for higher education institutions. Illuminate enables IT organizations to achieve the dream of true interoperability by leveraging a simple cloud based approach to seamlessly integrating any SaaS, Hosted or on-premises application with your Student Information System, Learning Management System, and Single Sign-on environment. Illuminate delivers the power of a defined library of Higher Education specific APIs to centrally manage integration for every partner without ever having to write another line of code.
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About N2N Services:
N2N Services Inc. is the leader in systems integration for Higher Education. N2N’s Illuminate is a cloud based SaaS platform that provides a turnkey, standards based integration solution that allows institutions to plug-in new SaaS products needed to meet strategic institution goals in a matter of minutes. Our integration platform is used by more than 90 institutions in the US to enable Colleges and Universities to prepare for the new Education Ecosystem. N2N Services Inc. is based in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about N2N Services Inc. by visiting our website at www.n2nservices.com.
- Gartner, Hype Cycle for Education, 2016 by Jan-Martin Lowendahl, July 1, 2016 https://www.gartner.com/doc/3364119
- Gartner, Cool Vendors in Leveraging Data in Education, 2015 by Teri-Lynn B. Thayer, Jan-Martin Lowendahl April 6, 2015 https://www.gartner.com/doc/3023217
- Gartner, Top 10 Stratgic Technologies Impacting Higher Education in 2016 by Jan-Martin Loendahl, Teri-Lynn B. Thayer, Glenda Morgan, January 15, 2016 https://www.gartner.com/doc/3186323