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IBM launches an appliance for the 'Internet of things'

Joab Jackson | April 30, 2013
Preparing its customers to join the emerging 'Internet of things', IBM has released a new appliance built to manage and route a voluminous amount of machine-to-machine small data messages

The new version of the software, version 6, includes integration with IBM's Tealeaf, which can provide developers with information about how users are deploying the software. It also includes the ability for developers to incorporate geolocation features in their apps, as well as the ability to link their apps with the Apple Passbook mobile payment system.

IBM has also created an add-on for its WebSphere application server that will help users manage their application programming interfaces (APIs). API management has grown increasingly important to many organizations over the last few years because it provides an easy way for other parties to tap into external-facing systems. Earlier this month, Intel purchased Mashery and CA Technologies purchased Layer 7 technologies, both in order to strengthen their support of API management.

WebSphere software has also been updated to interoperate easily with Message Site.

IBM has also updated its Business Process Management (BPM) and Operational Decision Management (ODM) software packages to work with the software in the company's MobileFirst portfolio. It has also updated its hosted BPM service, called Blueworks.


 

 

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