A little more on Jasper’s acquisition by Cisco

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MWC At the start of this month, Cisco announced its intent to buy Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper for $1.4 billion (£960m). Now, we know a little more about the deal; Jasper will form a business division of Cisco in its own right – the IoT Software business unit – with CEO Jahangir Mohammed becoming general manager of that team.

The deal is yet to close, so nothing has changed at least on the surface, but current thinking is that Jasper will remain a...

By James Bourne, 22 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Connection lost: The issue with enterprise IoT which will not go away


The Internet of Things (IoT) has become the poster child for progressive business models, seeming to offer exponential increases in data harvesting, refined business processes, and a new lease of life for the mobile workforce.

As sensors and cameras proliferate across factories, offices, transport and beyond, organisations have the chance to learn more about their own systems and operations than ever before. They can now receive and analyse data about machine performance, fleet movement,...

By Chris McKie, 17 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Cisco announces intent to buy Jasper for $1.4bn


Tech giant Cisco has announced its intention to acquire Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper for $1.4 billion (£960m) in cash.

The move will be seen as a shot in the arm for enterprise Internet of Things deployments, with Cisco arguing the acquisition of Jasper will be the final piece in the jigsaw for creating a complete IoT service platform.

“Cisco in the IoT space is really a leader. We’ve been leading and helping companies, countries and cities to...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, M&A.

How CIOs are working a smarter 9-5 to beat the 5:1 backlog


Industry analysts warn that mobile app demand will soon outstrip internal IT departments' capacity to develop them. According to Gartner, “By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations' capacity to deliver them."

To counter this, I anticipate that CIOs will continue to guide their organisations in the adoption of new working practices and...

By Cathal McGloin, 18 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Almost half of enterprises to deploy IoT by the end of 2016


A new 451 Research report has highlighted key challenges in the emerging enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) sector and found 46% of enterprises expect to have IoT deployed by 2016.

According to the 2016 IoT Preview Report, early adopters are focusing on business process changes that are required for fully utilising the IoT. The key challenges highlighted by the report include data management, competing WAN approaches, security, and communication protocols.

The report also highlights...

By Enterprise CIO, 23 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Internet of Things: Why IoT is here to stay within the enterprise


By Scott Szymanski

The Internet of Things (IoT) has made a name for itself in the consumer sphere. From fitness trackers like Fitbit to Amazon’s Dash buttons for one-touch product ordering, the average person can tangibly embrace IoT in everyday life.  New cars have been outfitted with IoT technologies, such as Apple’s CarPlay, making driving...

By VMware AirWatch, 20 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Four ways the IoT will need to evolve to keep us safe

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By Mor Ahuvia

The motto “Never have so many people known so little about so much” became a hallmark of James Burke’s brilliant BBC TV Series “Connections” back in the 80s and 90s.

To paraphrase Burke in terms of the IoT revolution, never will have so many people entrust so much to companies about whose security practices they know so little.

So what is the Internet of Things anyway?

As defined in...

By SafeNet, 05 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Jasper hooks up with IBM for end to end IoT deployment

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First it was VMware; then it was Salesforce and SAP. Now IoT platform provider Jasper has announced an alliance with IBM to integrate its Control Center platform with the tech giant’s IoT Foundation.

The two firms will provide end to end IoT deployment, managing application development throughout the service lifecycle, as well as analytics and automation through IBM Bluemix and device, application ,and Control Center IoT service data through the IBM IoT...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

IoT and wearables: Making sure your enterprise OS transition is not short sighted


Gartner has predicted that by 2020, 20 billion connected things will be in use. While the consumer side of the Internet of Things has made up most of the conversations surrounding the IoT, it is within the enterprise that IoT stands to make the most revenue.

While digitising common devices certainly drives the imagination, the IoT also has the potential to drive entirely new business models, particularly in wearables. However, many enterprises are failing to...

By Rick Delgado, 13 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.

Is your enterprise network up to the rigours of IoT, mobile and cloud?


A new report from Verizon has outlined the ways in which enterprises need to rethink their network architecture to cope with cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT) among others.

The process of ‘digitising’ business process has already been achieved by a quarter of companies surveyed by Verizon, while a further 32% said they were in the process of executing their strategy. 29% said they were evaluating, while 15% are expanding their strategy.

The technologies Verizon...

By James Bourne, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, IoT.