Tangentia’ is a term coined by one of the founders at Tangentia during its infancy in 2003 and is now a trademark owned by Tangentia Inc.
In plain English, a Tangent is a line perpendicular to the diameter of a circle and it is on the outside of the circle. So Tangentia, in our opinion, is the space around the circle. In a business context, in a bread baking company, bread making is their core business (what is within the circle) and their IT needs, be they EDI, Business Analytics or Security are what Tangentia does for their business. For the geeks reading this- here is an excerpt from Wikipedia in geometry,