BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the "2014 Magic Quadrant for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Services" report. This report marks Gartner's first-ever analysis of the global M2M services landscape.
"Organizations are increasingly embracing the tremendous opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT) economy to boost operational efficiencies, control costs, generate new revenue opportunities, reinvent business models and even build customer loyalty," said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president IoT connected solutions at Verizon. "IT leaders know that realizing the potential associated with machine-to-machine technology is a tough challenge that requires a simplified, comprehensive and secure solution to reduce complexity, risk and fragmentation.
"We continue to invest in our platforms and enabling technologies that are central to the functioning of the Internet of Things, including America's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, and in our global IP network, our leading cloud and managed security services combined with our powerful developer ecosystem," Bartolomeo continued. "All of these assets make Verizon the destination for delivering comprehensive machine-to-machine innovation — allowing organizations to unlock new market opportunities."
Verizon's Global Internet of Things Capabilities
Verizon's global networks fuel Verizon's world-class cloud and security solutions.
Verizon's global networks support an expansive portfolio of advanced communications solutions including its cloud computing platform with more than 50 data centers in 20 countries, and its managed security services, including private IP and managed certificate services, to help protect identities, assets and data around the world.
Customizable solutions make today's business world more agile.
From asset tracking and wireless backup to managed ATMs, conditioned-based monitoring, mobile health, mobile retail, energy management, car sharing, fleet management and other telematics capabilities, Verizon and its partners offer customizable solutions — leveraging the power of Verizon's intelligent networks, cloud and security platforms — to suit the specific needs of any industry or organization.
Smart Cities are more secure and sustainable.
Verizon has created a smart cities test bed at its Innovation Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, to showcase new innovative technologies, such as smart parking, traffic management, emergency response, smart street lighting and environmental solutions, including water and waste management, to address current and future needs of urban planners, CIOs and mayors.
Connected cars help save lives.
Verizon's global telematics solution offers a complete set of personalized and connected services that enhance safety, security and convenience — while boosting brand loyalty and creating new opportunities for ongoing revenue for automakers, insurance companies and their ecosystem partners.
An expansive developer community drives innovation.
Verizon's M2M Developer Program offers a wealth of resources across multiple industries for developers through step-by-step guidelines in building their own M2M solutions. This includes access to developer kits, acquiring certified devices to test environment and application development – all to enable our developer community to help businesses in their M2M deployment efforts through innovation.
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services, Eric Goodness, King-Yew Foong, Katja Ruud, Jouni Forsman, October 21, 2014.