AUSTIN, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Austin-based start-up Wisegate, a private, practitioner-based IT research service for qualified senior technology professionals, is celebrating two years of serving CISOs, CIO’s and other technology leaders who are personally responsible for information technology (IT) success at their companies. During this time, Wisegate has continued to extend its thought leadership position as an IT research innovator by offering the first research service for senior technology professionals that lets them tap directly into the most valuable source of information: the collective intelligence and experiences of their peers.
“We need to connect to peers, who are the best source of pragmatic information on what works, what doesn't, and key lessons learned. Wisegate provides that in an innovative, useful way.”
“Wisegate is here to help our Members get better information than they get today,” said Sara Gates, Founder and CEO of Wisegate. “We provide a place for them to quickly learn what their peers are doing about the exact problems they are facing, what lessons have been learned and how pitfalls can be avoided. A perk for IT professionals using Wisegate is we are actually helping remove stress from their jobs, which is revolutionary, since studies show IT jobs have one of the highest burn-out rates of all careers.”
As former members of the technology vendor community, Wisegate’s founders watched customers struggle to get straight answers about IT. It was far too hard for senior IT professionals to connect with the very best source of pragmatic information: people in jobs like theirs. After talking with dozens of senior IT people – and hearing these frustrations voiced over and over again –Wisegate was launched.
Using a crowdsourcing model and advanced algorithms, Wisegate gives senior IT professionals trusted, timely, relevant and affordable access to the most authentic intelligence about their industry: the collective knowledge and experience of their peers.
“There’s nothing out there like Wisegate today,” said Randall Gamby, Information Security Officer, Medicaid Information Service Center of New York. “It’s the quality of the members that define and make it valuable. Wisegate is a group of experts, people that have suffered through the same things you have, the failures as well as the successes. I’m finding a lot more value in Wisegate than any other service out there.”
Wisegate members come from are from a variety of industries including Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Higher Education, Retail, Entertainment, Travel, Consumer Goods and others. They are senior technology leaders from organizations like AGCO, Alliance Laundry Systems, Ally Bank, Bank of America, Brown University, CalPERS, Carillion Clinic, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, CIGNA Corporation, City of Tampa, City of Toronto, Government of Alberta, Longterm Healthcare Partners, Philips Electronics, Samsung and The Nature Conservancy.
Since the company was launched, Wisegate has increased membership more than ten-fold, achieved member retention of over 90%, closed both a Seed and Series “A” financing, and appointed well-known industry expert Jamie Lewis, former Burton Group CEO, to its Board of Directors. Moving forward, Wisegate is well positioned to completely transform the IT Research market by putting the collection and communication of technology information directly into the hands of the practitioners – where it belongs.
“Often senior technology leaders struggle to get straight answers about IT,” said David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer at Brown University. “We need to connect to peers, who are the best source of pragmatic information on what works, what doesn't, and key lessons learned. Wisegate provides that in an innovative, useful way.”
To learn more about Wisegate, please visit www.wisegateIT.com. If you think you’d like to join Wisegate and meet the qualifications, go to http://www.wisegateit.com/request-invite/ and request an invitation to join.
Wisegate is a private, practitioner-based Information Technology (IT) research service for senior IT professionals that lets them tap directly into the most valuable source of technology information: the collective intelligence and experiences of their peers. Through live roundtable discussions, detailed product reviews, online Q&A and polls, and timely research reports, Wisegate offers a practical and unbiased information source built on the real-world experience of veteran professionals. Wisegate makes working in IT rewarding and fulfilling by putting technology professionals in control of valuable information.