Saturday, September 12, 2015

IBM Acquires StrongLoop for Enterprise Node.js capabilities

IBM has acquired StrongLoop, a software start-up specializing in enterprise Node.js application development.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

StrongLoop, which is based in San Mateo, California, offers enterprise Node.js that enables software developers to build applications using APIs (application programming interfaces).

IBM said it intends to integrate Node.js capabilities from StrongLoop with its software portfolio, which already includes MobileFirst and WebSphere, to help clients better use enterprise data and conduct transactions whether in the cloud or on-premises. These new capabilities will enable clients and developers to build scalable APIs, and to more easily connect existing back-end, enterprise processes with front-end mobile, IoT and web apps in an open, hybrid cloud. Node.js is one of the fastest growing development frameworks for creating and delivering APIs. Through integration on IBM Bluemix, these Java and Node.js communities will also have access today to many other IBM and third-party services including access to Mobile Services, data analytics and Watson.

“Enterprises are focused on digital transformation to reach new channels, tap new business models, and personalize their engagement with clients,” said Marie Wieck, general manager, Middleware, IBM Systems. “APIs are a critical ingredient. By bringing together StrongLoop’s Node.js capabilities to rapidly create APIs with IBM’s leadership in Java and API Management on our cloud platform, we are unlocking the innovation potential of two vibrant development communities.”

“With this acquisition, the industry benefits from Node.js’ formal entry into the mainstream enterprise,” said Juan Carlos Soto, Chief Executive Officer, StrongLoop. “As leaders in the Node.js open community, we plan to further advance open, community-driven innovation coupled with global, enterprise class software and services offerings to grow client value in the API economy.”

https://strongloop.com/

Cox Acquires Trapollo for Home Telehealth

Cox Communications has acquired Trapollo, a provider of managed services that enable healthcare providers, home health agencies and insurers to deploy telehealth and remote health monitoring solutions.   Financial terms were not disclosed.

Trapollo, which is based in Sterling, Virginia, integrates remote health monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, independent living, and employer health and wellness programs.

"Becoming a part of Cox is a unique opportunity for our company, employees and customers," said Todd Leto, co-founder and chief executive officer, Trapollo.  "With Cox's long-term commitment and shared vision, we will have the resources to provide our existing and future customers with the solutions necessary to successfully design and implement effective remote health monitoring programs."

http://www.coxmedia.com
http://www.trapollo.com

  • Earlier this year, Cox announced the formation of Vivre Health, a strategic alliance with Cleveland Clinic, and an investment in HealthSpot, a pioneer in patient and provider driven telehealth technology. 


Sky Extends STB Collaboration with Cisco

Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company with more than 21 million customers, has agreed to extend its collaboration with Cisco for set top box middleware solutions.

Under the extended contract, Sky will continue to utilize Cisco’s security portfolio that includes the next-generation evolution of the Cisco VideoGuard conditional access (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) solutions, to securely deliver content to its millions of subscribers.

http://www.sky.com
http://www.cisco.com


  • In January, the companies announced their collaboration on the Sky AdSmart addressable TV advertising ecosystem for which Cisco contributed key components of its cloud video portfolio.


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