Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has been named a leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015" by Forrester Research, and received the highest score among all vendors for the strategy category—an assessment of each vendor in terms of its vision, customer satisfaction, speed to market, and alliances.
Following its evaluation of Red Hat's current offering, strategy, and market presence, Forrester ranked the company as a leader in mobile infrastructure services, cited for promoting its "strengths in enterprise data connectivity, offline synchronization, and an outstanding vision for the future of the product that is exciting many clients."
Forrester conducts primary research to develop a list of vendors that meet its criteria to be evaluated in this market. From that initial pool of vendors, Forrester then narrows its final list based on product fit, customer success, and Forrester client demand, and evaluates the vendors and their products against a set of 112 criteria to determine each participant's final score.
In October 2014, Red Hat accelerated its move into the enterprise mobility market with the acquisition of FeedHenry, a mobile application development platform provider with a top-ranked Mobile Backend-as-a-Service capability, and has continued to expand its presence in the mobile infrastructure services space through its enterprise mobility vision, continued enhancements to the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, and by forging a strategic alliance with Samsung Business Services.
CathalMcGloin, vice president, Mobile Platforms, Red Hat: "Cross-platform mobile infrastructure services play a vital role for organizations as they embrace the possibilities of business in a world where every employee, customer or partner carries a mobile device. As business leaders increasingly prioritize new mobile projects to improve employee productivity and build competitive advantage, IT departments are better able to meet this demand using these mobile development and integration services. We're honored to be named a leader in this space."