Why the enterprise is key to growth in the Internet of Things

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According to the latest IDC figures, 73% of decision makers polled said they had already installed or planned to install IoT solutions within the next year.

58% of the 2,500 respondents, across 15 countries, argue that the IoT is of strategic importance, with the most important industries being healthcare (72%), transportation (67%) and manufacturing (66%). Just under a quarter (24%) of all respondents view the IoT as capable of bringing disruption and massive change. Government...

By Enterprise CIO, 24 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

How IoT empowers dialogue on cybersecurity, privacy, and identity and access management


By Joni Brennan and Oleg Logvinov

It is a counterintuitive challenge to begin with. The whole point of the Internet is to make informationmore accessible, but the prevailing question in cybersecurity, privacy and identity and access management (IAM) is how to build an effective framework of complementary technologies and policies for restricting who can access what information when and in what ways.

In the digital transformation that is well underway with Internet of Things (IoT) and...

By IEEE, 14 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Identity, IoT, Privacy, Security.

Red Hat argues enterprises are being “deliberate” in IoT implementations


Open source technology provider Red Hat argues enterprises are being “deliberate” when it comes to implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

The view comes on the back of a recent survey, conducted by TechValidate, which showed only 12% of respondents are currently in the process of rolling out an IoT solution. Yet Red Hat argues this is the natural path for enterprises, generally watchful and glacial over new technology trends.

“Far from being a negative, this...

By James Bourne, 16 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Kaazing’s Peter Singh on connectivity and communication challenges with IoT #MWC15

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The Internet of Things (IoT) means many things to many people, but for enterprises, there are interesting benefits and challenges which lie ahead, from securing each endpoint to exponentially increasing employee productivity.

Yet the issues over connectivity and standardisation continue to be prevalent. One company trying to solve this is real-time communications provider Kaazing, with its enterprise-grade WebSocket Gateway technology to deliver real-time...

By James Bourne, 05 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Jasper announces Salesforce and SAP IoT partnership deals #MWC15


Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper has announced partnerships with Salesforce and SAP, providing greater value to customers with the former and better managing and monetising IoT services with the latter.

The partnerships, announced at Mobile World Congress, build upon the previous deal inked with VMware – for AirWatch – in October 2014, show off...

By James Bourne, 03 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

AirWatch announces version 8 with biometric authentication, Chrome OS integration and more

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Atlanta-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider AirWatch by VMware has announced the launch of AirWatch 8.0, the largest platform expansion since the company was bought out by VMware.

The release has been timed to coincide with the first anniversary of VMware’s acquisition of AirWatch, and contains a wide variety of new releases and innovations, from biometric authentication and eye scanning for identity, to integration with

By James Bourne, 24 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

The state of IoT in the enterprise – and how it will differentiate EMM vendors’ outlooks


Over the next 12 months, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become a key component and differentiator in the offerings of enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers – but there are still plenty of hurdles to clear before then.

That’s the view of Nick McQuire, enterprise mobility analyst at CCS Insight. In a 2015 predictions roundup, McQuire noted how IoT and EMM will ‘converge’ in 2015, noting: “Leading suppliers set...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MDM, Wearables.

The questions every CIO should ask about Apple Watch

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Apple recently released the developer tools and guidelines for Apple Watch, giving users and developers a preview of how the device and apps designed for it will function.

Apple Watch won’t be the first wearable or smartwatch on the market, but it is the first such device that has generated significant positive interest among consumers and the mainstream press, and it is considered by many to be the first break-through smartwatch. That means that it will not only create...

By MobileIron, 24 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.