Bsquare Looks to Jumpstart IoT Application Deployments

    There might be a lot of interest in all things relating to the Internet of Things (IoT), but many organizations are discovering that building and deploying what amounts to a massive distributed application is more of a challenge than they can take on themselves. To make it simpler to tap into those IoT opportunities, Bsquare announced today a suite of applications to manage IoT endpoints that can be deployed on either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

    Dave McCarthy, senior director of products for Bsquare, says the DataV applications developed by BSquare take advantage of a cross-platform framework the company previously developed. The applications span everything from being able to predict and prevent IoT device failures to managing them and maintaining compliance with a broad range of regulations.

    McCarthy says Bsquare opted to build the applications when it became apparent that not many organizations are as far down the IoT adoption curve as expected.

    “Enterprise organizations tend to view IoT as being something complex,” says McCarthy.


    McCarthy says while the DataV applications are pre-packaged, they are essentially “apps” in that they are designed to be lightweight and simple to deploy. That approach, adds McCarthy, should make it a lot simpler for many IT organizations to jumpstart an IoT project by leveraging IT infrastructure via a public cloud or their own data center facilities.

    There’s always a direct correlation between how soon business value can be realized and how quickly any IT project moves. Most businesses conceptually understand the potential value in IoT. But as is often the case, many of them will become a lot more enthusiastic the sooner they begin to see that potential starting to be realized.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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