Everyone wants a piece of the IoT pie and wireless communications giant Verizon is no different. The New York based firm has made several significant acquisitions in the internet of things (IoT) space in the last few months alone, and seems to be enacting a strategy that will make it a major player in the emerging sector. Verizon’s diverse portfolio of activities was built on a foundation of wireless communication. Today its US wireless network is made up of 113.2 million retail connections but the company also provides communications, entertainment and integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. Late last year Verizon launched its ThingSpace platform, a web-based, self-service interface that lets developers create IoT applications and partners market their services: "This platform has been designed to give developers an easy on-ramp into IoT. It provides [developers] with a single pane of glass to design, test, deploy, manage and market the solutions they are bringing to […]
In this research note, we map the strategic direction of US security alarms and monitoring services provider ADT. This analysis focuses on the acquisition, investment and partnership moves they have made in Smart Home, Mobility and Connectivity / Cyber Security. ADT Reported revenues of $5.3 billion in 2021, They met or exceeded guidance from the […]
Cyber-attacks now rank alongside natural disasters and climate change as one of humanity’s top ten risks globally, according to the World Economic Forum. Like pandemics and global economic crises, a wide range of buildings, businesses, public services, and almost every facet of society is at risk after the widespread proliferation of connected technologies, such as the […]
This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in the smart buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is intended […]
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