Tangoe and Vodafone strike up strategic partnership for TEM

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Telecoms expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe has announced a strategic agreement with Vodafone with the former acquiring TEM technology and the latter using Tangoe’s solutions as its preferred provider.

According to the 8-K form submitted to finalise the agreement, Tangoe will also hire “a majority” of Vodafone’s TEM business employees, and will shell out $4.5m...

By James Bourne, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Five key insights from the latest Enterprise Mobility Exchange report

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The Enterprise Mobility Exchange (EME) has long been a forum for companies implementing mobility strategies, as well as companies like ours which help enable enterprise mobility. As it turns out, they’re also a great source of insight on the state of enterprise mobility. 

For their new report, “The Global State of Enterprise Mobility: 2016,” EME surveyed over 300 senior mobility practitioners to gauge...

By App47, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Productivity.

Cisco officially completes Jasper acquisition

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Cisco has announced the acquisition of Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider Jasper has officially been completed.

The deal, which was originally announced in February, will now put into place the two companies’ ideas for furthering enterprise IoT deployments, with the two companies previously forging their own array of partnerships including VMware, SAP and Salesforce for Jasper.

“The two companies share the same vision for IoT and a commitment to enabling companies of all sizes to...

By James Bourne, 23 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, M&A.

Cisco announces intent to buy Jasper for $1.4bn

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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.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise launches: A more agile, lean HP?

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It has been coming for more than a year, but now it is official: tech giant Hewlett Packard has split in two, as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launches with $53 billion in annual revenue alongside HP Inc.

Despite the grumbles from analysts at the time – one noted that “splitting a business is never a sign of prosperity” while another, Bob Egan, told this reporter the move

By James Bourne, 02 November 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Red Hat and Samsung announce strategic alliance for mobile enterprise

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Ask any executive about news regarding two companies who have come together and harnessed their strengths for enterprise mobile solutions, and the answer would be straightforward. But this time, it’s not Apple and IBM: Red Hat and Samsung have announced a “strategic alliance” to deliver solutions for organisations looking to implement a mobile-first strategy.

Starting off in the US, Samsung Business Services and Red Hat will look to deliver several key products,...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Red Hat launches revamped mobile app platform, pushes FeedHenry brand further away

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It’s official: the FeedHenry brand is moving further and further away. Red Hat has announced the rebranding of the FeedHenry Mobile App Platform to Red Hat Mobile, as well as adding a glut of features to simplify and accelerate the development and management of mobile apps.

The news arrived through a somewhat valedictory tweet from FeedHenry, which was acquired by Red Hat back in September:

Farewell

By James Bourne, 23 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS.

Vox Mobile completes $6.7m round of funding to improve enterprise mobile rollouts

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Vox Mobile, the Ohio-based firm which offers ‘enterprise mobility as a service’, has closed a $6.7 million funding round, which the company describes as “strategic investment.”

The funding was led by TELUS Ventures, and included contributions from Mutual Capital Partners Funds, Edison Partners and Permal Capital.

Vox is essentially a middle man to organisations looking at deploying enterprise mobility solutions. Among the products offered are mobility management...

By James Bourne, 19 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MDM, Security.