|MobileIron Creates New Internet of Things Division|
Many existing IoT systems have significant limitations because they are highly customized and inflexible, which makes them hard to configure and expensive to maintain over the system's lifecycle. MobileIron's IoT platform will be designed to:
Use a standards-based, open systems approach for interoperability;
Deliver scalable, automated lifecycle management to mitigate against the possibility of human errors;
Protect the integrity and the security of petabytes of moving data; and
Provide continuity for systems that are too critical to fail.
"There's been a lot of hype around the Internet of Things and most of it is just that: hype. The mistake that a lot of companies make with IoT is that they start by looking at the problem from the sensor up," said Barry Mainz, President and CEO, MobileIron. "Our customer-focused approach is exactly the opposite. Over the last year, we have worked hand-in-hand with our customers and global operator partners to understand how companies want to use IoT and what challenges they face. As a result, we have defined specific use cases in healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and automotive where we can help our customers. This creates a tremendous opportunity for us."