In 2015, ABI Research set out to highlight those companies that were less known than the incumbents but were also young, innovative, and looked set to transform the technological landscape in the near future. We now take a look at how those companies fared over the last year, and it is fair to say that the results are mixed.
There is no doubt that the pace of innovation increased significantly over the last 12 months and that we are currently experiencing a major transformative period for technology markets. These two forces had a significant effect upon the companies featured in the 2015 Hot Tech Innovators report. Some saw their progress accelerate. Some struggled to come to terms as erstwhile key differentiations either became mitigated by competitive entry or a rapidly shifting market with a new set of priorities.