Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

VMware, Jasper target enterprise sector in new IoT collaboration

Iain Morris
October 22, 2014

Virtualization specialist VMware and M2M platform player Jasper have teamed up to develop new Internet of Things services that will enable enterprise customers to monitor and manage their connected devices.

Such technologies could hold considerable appeal for organizations looking to streamline factory operations or improve supply chain management processes.

The partnership will combine VMware’s (Palo Alto, CA, USA) AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) service with Jasper’s cloud software platform to give organizations more control over and visibility of connected devices in the enterprise.

The partners say customers will benefit from additional automation, allowing them to monitor, manage and secure machines and other devices, as well as new IoT and EMM application enablement with service or subscription-based business models.

“As a customer of both Jasper [Mountain View, CA, USA] and AirWatch, this bridging of technologies will provide real-time, practical management capabilities for Schneider Electric’s investments in the Internet of Things,” said Arindam Sen, senior vice president of the employee experience domain at Schneider Electric (Rueil-Malmaison, France). “Our goal at Schneider Electric is to be a global, innovative and responsible company, and this partnership will help further drive our initiatives with connected devices.”

Jasper says it entered into the partnership in recognition of growing demand among enterprises for an integrated IoT and EMM solution.

“Providing businesses worldwide with automated, real-time control over device and service costs, availability and security will have a transformational effect,” said Jahangir Mohammed, the founder and chief executive of Jasper.

Jasper and VMware say the first services they develop will become available in 2015.
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