Arxan acquires MAM provider Apperian to enhance mobile and IoT operations

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Application security provider Arxan Technologies has announced the acquisition of mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian to help its mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) push.

Discussions between the two companies had been going on for almost a year with a plethora of options on the table, from strategic partnerships to investment, before settling on acquisition because both companies’ management “felt that there were so many synergies that the companies could maximise impact and...

By James Bourne, 11 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MAM, Security.

Atlassian acquires productivity app Trello for $425m

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Productivity app provider Trello is to be acquired by enterprise software firm Atlassian for $425 million, the two companies have announced.

Trello, which was featured in an Enterprise AppsTech article from 2014 outlining top apps for business executives, was launched five years ago, making it truly a company of the smartphone generation. The company boasts almost 20 million users, including customers such as Google, National...

By James Bourne, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Productivity.

Bitglass secures $45m in new funding to bolster EMEA expansion

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Enterprise data security provider Bitglass has announced it has raised $45 million in series C funding, five weeks after announcing it was expanding to the EMEA region.

The round, which featured new investor Future Fund alongside existing investors Norwest, NEA and SingTel Innov8, brings the company’s total funding to $80m, with the company saying it will use it to expand in EMEA,...

By James Bourne, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: M&A, Security.

Skedulo secures $9.4m in series A funding to transform mobile workforce scheduling

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Meet Skedulo. The US and Australia-based company, which was founded in 2012, offers mobile workforce scheduling utilising the Salesforce platform – and it has snaffled $9.2 million (£7.45m) of series A funding in a round closed late last week.

The funding round was led by Costanoa Venture Capital, alongside contributions from existing investor Blackbird Ventures, taking overall funding up to $11m.

Skedulo’s...

By James Bourne, 21 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

PowWow Mobile acquires StarMobile for “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform”

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San Francisco-based PowWow Mobile has announced it is to acquire Atlanta-based StarMobile Inc. with the alliance aiming to produce what it claims as the “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform based on the richest IP and patent portfolio in the industry.”

As this publication previously disclosed, StarMobile ceased business earlier this year and had been undergoing...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

SkyGiraffe secures $6m series A funding – and announces Slack bot integration

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End to end enterprise mobility platform provider SkyGiraffe has announced a $6 million (£4.6m) series A funding round to continue expanding the capabilities of its platform, as well as a bot which utilises the interface of productivity platform Slack to connect to any legacy enterprise data system.

The San Francisco-based firm, which is building on its previous $3m...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS.

LogMeIn merges with Citrix GoTo products in $1.8bn Reverse Morris move

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LogMeIn is to acquire Citrix’s ‘GoTo’ product range in a transaction rated at $1.8bn (£1.37bn).

The new company will be headed up by LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagner, and will feature the likes of GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and OpenVoice from the Citrix side, as well as join.me, LastPass, and BoldChat from LogMeIn. The move is going ahead under what is known as a Reverse Morris Trust agreement, whereby a spin-off is combined with a pre-arranged merger in order to, in the...

By James Bourne, 28 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Productivity.

Telstra acquires MSC Mobility for greater enterprise mobile push

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First it was app development firm Readify; now Australian telco Telstra has announced the acquisition of enterprise mobility software provider MSC Mobility, with the transaction set to close in the coming weeks.

MSC offers a managed mobility service and is a founding partner of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), as well as partnering with AirWatch and MobileIron, whose software comprises part of the company’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform.

Prior to...

By James Bourne, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Tangoe closes strategic partnership deal with Vodafone

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Telecoms expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe has announced the official closure of its strategic partnership deal with Vodafone, enabling the former to become Vodafone’s preferred TEM partner.

The deal, announced back in April so in line with the customary 60 days required for transactions such as this to close, means Tangoe will hire a “majority” of...

By James Bourne, 14 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

HPE Enterprise Services segment to merge with CSC

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise Services segment is set to merge with CSC, creating a global IT services company, after the latter’s board of directors unanimously approved the development.

The combined entity, well-placed to help clients as regards digital transformation, is anticipated to boast revenues of $26 billion on the back of over 5,000 clients in 70 countries. The development is expected to provide first-year synergies of close to $1...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 26 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

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.