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Xirrus offers access point to help enterprises ride Wave 2 Wi-Fi

Enterprises are confronting a proliferation of mobile devices that are stressing their Wi-Fi networks, often to the breaking point.To help enterprises take advantage of higher speeds offered by 802.11 ac Wave 2 speeds, Xirrus introduced Wednesday its Xtreme Density 2 (XD2) Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point.

AnyPresence updates MBaaS platform to enable API-driven app development, IoT apps

AnyPresence announced Tuesday that it has updated its mobile backend-as-a-service platform to accelerate application programming interface initiatives, support IT-governed mobile programs and enable applications for the Internet of Things.

SmartThings joins IoT group ZigBee Alliance

SmartThings has joined the board of directors for Internet of Things standards group ZigBee Alliance. The IoT company, which Samsung acquired a year ago this week, will join ZigBee at the "Promoter" level.

Why IoT standards might not really matter for enterprises

With all the talk about connected refrigerators, light bulbs, thermostats and garage doors, the mass market would be forgiven for thinking that consumer companies developed the concept of the Internet of Things. But only in the last five years or so has the technology made its way into the consumer realm.

Infographic: Bad Wi-Fi connectivity prevents people from doing their jobs

A full 88 percent of individuals surveyed by Wi-Fi provider Xirrus use Wi-Fi at work, yet 84 percent of respondents said that bad W-Fi connectivity has kept them from doing their job.

Spotlight: Google unveils tools for Bluetooth low-energy beacons

Google launched Tuesday Eddystone, an open format for Bluetooth low-energy beacons that provides cross-platform support and improved security, as well as other tools to utilize beacons.

Spotlight: Fortinet closes $44M purchase of enterprise Wi-Fi firm Meru

Following up on its agreement announced in May, security firm Fortinet has closed its purchase of enterprise Wi-Fi firm Meru Networks for $44 million.

MBaaS provider Kinvey gets first patent for its platform

As more enterprises look to develop and deploy mobile enterprise apps, companies such as Kinvey are seeing a rapid increase in demand for its Mobile Backend-as-a-Service platform. To help it protect its technology, Kinvey recently received its first patent for technology related to its MBaaS platform, the company announced Tuesday.

Move to M2M cloud platforms spurring growth in cellular M2M connections and services

The widespread adoption of machine-to-machine cloud-based platforms is spurring growth in the market for cellular M2M connections and services, predicted market research firm Technavio.

Spotlight: Accenture, Cisco among initial board members of Wireless IoT Forum

Accenture, BT and Cisco are among the initial board members of the Wireless IoT Forum, which is working to promote the adoption of wireless wide-area networking technology in both licensed and...