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Kaseya buys Scorpion Software as cloud-based IAM market heats up

Kaseya acquired Scorpion Software, a provider of IAM solutions, for an undisclosed sum

IT managed software provider Kaseya announced its acquisition of Scorpion Software, a provider of security and authentication solutions. The acquisition marks the third identity and access management-related acquisition in less than two weeks, a sign of renewed emphasis on identity-focused security within enterprises.

Salesforce ExactTarget reboots Journey Builder with Internet of Things capabilities

Salesforce is bringing ExactTarget's marketing cloud capabilities to Internet of Things devices

Salesforce announced that it has simplified its ExactTarget Marketing Cloud platform and added new capabilities that include the ability to market to Internet of Things devices. The move comes just one year after ExactTarget was acquired by Salesforce for $2.5bn, and barely a month after the company took the wraps off its wearables play.

Juniper: In-vehicle app growth will see telcos, cloud service providers win out

Cox: 'telcos and cloud service providers stand to gain a lot from the connected car'

The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018 according to a report published this week by Juniper Research, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year’s figure. Anthony Cox, associate analyst at Juniper Research and author of the report told Business Cloud News that while the business model leaves much to be developed, those that stand to gain most are telcos and cloud service providers.

Adlink and Gemalto partner on cloud-enabled M2M

Adlink announced that it will deploy Gemalto's M2M SaaS solution for industrial applications in a range of verticals

Adlink, a provider of embedded computing solutions for industrial applications announced this week that it will deploy an M2M software as a service application developed by Gemalto which collects and analyses remote sensor data in the cloud.

Internet of Things revenues are in embedded software, Flexera says

Flexera believes IoT manufacturers can create sticky revenue from the software embedded into the hardware

Selling more devices won’t result in big spikes in profits that Internet of Things manufacturers are hoping for, according to software provider Flexera. Instead, manufacturers will have to figure out how to create sticky revenue from the software developed to configure and power their products, the firm said.

Intel, IBM, AT&T, Cisco and GE found the Industrial Internet Consortium

Intel, IBM, AT&T, Cisco and GE founded the Industrial Internet Consortium this week, a group looking to create internet standards around the Internet of Things

Intel, IBM, AT&T, Cisco and GE announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium this week, a membership group of telcos, research institutes and technology manufacturers focused on developing interoperability standards and common architectures to bridge smart devices, machines, mobile devices and the data they create.

Volvo, transport authorities launch project using cloud platform to aggregate road condition data

Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration  are planning to use the cloud platform to make driving and road maintenance safer

Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) are initiating a pilot project that will send road condition information from individual vehicles to a cloud-based system to improve public safety, the organisations said Wednesday.

Jasper puts cloud in the car

Jasper is putting cloud in the car

M2M specialist Jasper Wireless this week unveiled a cloud-based platform targeting the automotive OEM sector, helping car companies implement and enhance the connected car experience.

Railway M2M system moves onto cloud-based PaaS

OEM Technology Solutions and Digi International are working with rail operators to deploy an M2M cloud-based PaaS to improve condition monitoring

OEM Technology Solutions, a railway technology specialist has inked a deal with M2M specialist Digi International this week that will see the two partner on deploying an M2M platform as a service in the cloud to link railway condition monitoring information on one global platform.

Global M2M revenues set to almost triple by 2018

Revenues derived from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to Ovum

Revenues from M2M services are set to almost triple globally over the next five years, according to research firm Ovum. However, mobile operators stand to miss out on this revenue opportunity unless they strategically partner with other stakeholders in the M2M ecosystem, the research firm warned.