Vodafone and Cradlepoint in new IoT joint business offering for global enterprises

Internet of Things (IoT) technology has the power to transform your business, whatever industry you’re in. It can help collect and leverage data, streamline business operations, improve customer service and give you unprecedented visibility of your supply chain, assets and operations.

The boundless potential for IoT does not come without major IT challenges and considerations, however. With great power, comes great responsibility.

IT teams that are responsible for hundreds or thousands of connected devices and applications must look at IoT solutions with a scrutinising eye as there are complexity, costs, and security implications to consider in today’s IoT landscape. In addition to this, if the connected applications happen to span across country borders, you can see how achieving the flexibility, scalability, security, and overall cost-effectiveness necessary would appear a daunting task.

Cradlepoint’s recent partnership with the global telecom company, Vodafone, has resulted in a new enterprise solution for global organisations looking to implement an IoT strategy, without the headache. The joint offering eliminates the need to contract several different vendors and provides an all-in-one solution that can be deployed across 22 countries making the leap from proof of concept to production quicker and easier.

The turnkey, cloud-managed solution aims to provide fast and secure WWAN connectivity to Cradlepoint customers and gives IoT businesses the ability to securely connect devices to their network, prioritise network traffic, control sensitive data, and run business applications. It is also offered under a single contract, logistics, and support model addressing even the most challenging global IoT deployment and management requirements, through our joint distributor Westbase.io.

This collaboration between Cradlepoint and Vodafone is designed to fast-track the time to market for business-critical applications and services across several verticals. Examples include manufacturing operations, retail omnichannel operations, freight monitoring and logistics in transportation, Internet of Healthcare Things and telemedicine, remote asset security and smart ATMs in finance, artificial intelligence, and machine learning across all environments including smart utilities, smart transport and smart governments.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow


9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

Laserfiche announces launch of cloud document management and process automation solution

Posted on: September 23, 2021

Laserfiche announced the availability of Laserfiche Cloud in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation’s cloud offering delivers an innovative and trusted system for securely managing content and automating business processes across the enterprise.

Read more

Global industry accelerating IoT adoption in response to Covid-19, new Inmarsat research reveals

Posted on: September 22, 2021

New research by Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications, reveals a rapid increase in the maturity level of organisations adopting the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Respondents drawn from multiple industries also reported that Covid-19 has demonstrated the importance of IoT to their businesses, with many accelerating

Read more