Mobile World Congress 2014: What Enterprises Should Look For – Mobility and M2M

Kathryn Weldon
Kathryn Weldon

Summary Bullets:

  • MWC is always exciting, even for core enterprise mobility players that are offering new capabilities, forging new partnerships and acquiring new technologies.
  • After CES, it became clear that when it comes to M2M and IoT, the connected car, the connected home and wearables are the big themes; MWC always adds a European flair with smart city demos and announcements.

As my schedule begins to overload three weeks before Mobile World Congress, there seem to be emerging patterns that reflect what we will come away with at the show.  These clues are based on the vendors that reach out to analysts for update briefings, the titles and descriptions of keynote sessions, and the invitations to demos, events and dinners by the enterprise mobility ecosystem. Continue reading “Mobile World Congress 2014: What Enterprises Should Look For – Mobility and M2M”

Orange Acquisition Reflects Strengthening Position of Network Providers in Enterprise Security

John Marcus
John Marcus

Summary Bullets:

  • The Orange Business Services/Atheos deal has a near-term impact for large enterprise and public sector clients in France.
  • Managed network and security service providers are partnering and acquiring security specialists to improve their offers.

Orange Business Services has acquired French security specialist Atheos and its 130 workers, rebranding at least part of its security business as ‘Orange CyberDefense.’  Atheos brings strong expertise in developing access control and data loss prevention policies for large French enterprises and government agencies.  Its enterprise clients benefit from advanced identification of security breaches and vulnerabilities, the detection and analysis of ‘low-noise’ attack signals, and on-site crisis management. Continue reading “Orange Acquisition Reflects Strengthening Position of Network Providers in Enterprise Security”