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.

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