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Wi-Fi Alliance promotes members' Wi-Fi products in IoT devices through 'implementer membership'

In an effort to tap into the growing Internet of Things market, the Wi-Fi Alliance is offering a new "implementer membership" program for companies that make IoT products but aren't in the wireless connectivity business.

GE creates GE Digital to focus on industrial Internet of Things

Through a realignment of a few existing arms of its business, GE will make a push in the burgeoning IoT space with the new GE Digital to provide factories, power plants and other industrial businesses with the insight that connected devices can provide.

With IoT Cloud, Salesforce will pull in data from connected devices

Salesforce announced today a set of new services that will allow businesses to feed data from connected devices into Salesforce. With the new technology, Salesforce hopes users will be able to garner better insight on their customer relationships as devices report in real time.

Cisco, HP make the grade in wired, wireless LAN access market, says Gartner

Cisco and HP are the only two vendors to make the leaders' quadrant in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure market report.

ARM, Thundersoft team up to open IoT accelerator in China

Chip maker ARM and Beijing-based smart device platform technology provider Thundersoft have opened what they're calling "an Internet of Things one-stop shop" for startups and original equipment manufacturers in the form of the ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator.

Why Apple needs the enterprise and what's standing in its way

At a time when enterprise computing is in a transition period, moving from on-premises to cloud, from PC to mobile, there is an opportunity to control the future of enterprise computing. Having created this opportunity in large part, Apple is looking to expand the reach of iOS to maintain the iPhone's top spot in the enterprise but also turn around the declining trajectory of iPad sales. 451 Research's Chris Hazelton weighs in on Apple's relationship with the enterprise.

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.