New Vodafone Ireland solution to support business IOT adoption
01 July 2019
· Vodafone Business Inventhelps Irish businesses develop IoT and smart city solutions quickly and securely
· Vodafone Ireland will create Application as a Service (AaaS) by combining global connectivity, devices, app development, insights and hosting in one customised solution
24thJune 2019: Vodafone Ireland has today announced its entry into the Application as a Service (AaaS) market with the introduction of a new app development platform called Vodafone Business Invent. The new platform allows for the creation of bespoke Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that are designed specifically for a myriad of business needs.
The Vodafone Business Inventplatform will allow for the rapid creation of IoT apps so businesses of all sizes in Ireland can avail of benefits such as, connecting assets,improved productivity, cost reduction, enhanced customer experience and the ability to turntheir data into actionable insights, without needing the support of an in-house IoT specialist.
Building secure, reliable and relevant IoT solutions is a major challenge that is solved by AaaS. Vodafone will work with businesses to understand their specific needs and design a solution tailored to address those requirements. By bringing together connectivity, app development, data insights, devices and a fully managed service, this new offering moves the company from providing connectivity-only services, to offering end-to-end IoT solutions for businesses.
From a macro perspective, Ireland will benefit from quicker and easier access to smart city technologies because of platforms such as Vodafone Business Invent, as developers will now have access to well-tested and developed capabilities such as alerting, monitoring, dash boarding and device modelling. Having all these tools easily accessible in a development platform will reduce development time and cost significantly, meaning customisation for a wide range of different sectors is now more accessible than ever. Businesses of all sizes from start-up developers to enterprises can now quickly create smart solutions without needing to recruit entire specialised development teams.
Vodafone Business Invent is fully integrated within Vodafone’s existing IoT managed connectivity platform, providing the speed and flexibility of a global IoT SIM, with industry-recognised security.
Debbie Power, IoT Country Manager at Vodafone Ireland, said:“Vodafone is the global leader in providing IoT connectivity. The introduction of Invent extends our portfolio and will help democratise the IoT landscape by giving businesses connectivity, device, app development, insights, hosting and a fully managed service from one provider. This is a huge step forward in terms of business connectivity, and represents a wider drive from Vodafone to remove the barriers to digitalisation and give businesses access to the latest technology. We are already in talks with customers in healthcare, utilities and asset tracking about using the platform and there is much anticipation about its capabilities.
Vodafone Ireland’s global connections for its IoT technology has grown 35% year-on-year. This new application-as-a-service offering is consistent with the delivery of other IoT firsts from Vodafone Ireland such as Narrowband-IoT, IoT Express and Vodafone Automotive”.
Notes to Editors:
Vodafone is Ireland's leading total communications provider with 2.3 million customers and employs over 2,000 people directly and indirectly in Ireland.
Vodafone provides a total range of communications solutions including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications to consumers and to small, medium and large businesses. Since 2011, Vodafone has expanded its enterprise division, offering integrated next-generation fixed and mobile solutions in addition to cloud-based platforms, machine to machine services and professional ICT support.
Vodafone Group is one of the world's leading international mobile communications groups with mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.ie