BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) launched Project Ion as part of a series of initiatives to offer end-to-end solutions as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Project Ion is a cloud service that aims to help businesses to easily and securely connect with people, devices and machines, and obtain value from these connections.
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BlackBerry in better position to deliver vision of IoT
“As connectivity costs continue to fall and connected technologies become pervasive, a new market is emerging – the Internet of Things. Billions of connections, generating trillions of transactions and exabytes of data daily, will require platforms that can operate securely on a global scale,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a statement.
Chen also emphasized, “No other company is in a better position than BlackBerry to provide the technological building blocks, applications and services needed to enhance productivity, improve real-time decision-making and deliver on the vision of the Internet of Things.”
Project Ion: details and objectives
Project Ion was introduced by Alex Saunders, vice president of cloud at BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BBRY) during the O’Reilly Solid Conference in San Francisco. The project is a cloud backend powered by BlackBerry’s QNX operating system and BlackBerry secure enterprise mobility management.
BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) said Project Ion will focus on developing a host of Internet of Things resources, including a secure public application platform that would allow a new generation of IoT applications with the ability access massive data from multiple sources and allow businesses to make informed and timely decisions.
It will also focus on the facilitation of an IoT ecosystem composed of partners, carriers and application developers seeking to connect to an increasing number of internet-enabled devices in a secure public application platform
BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) will also concentrate on strategic partnerships. The company is a member of Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to driving standards-based technologies for industry, academia and government to accelerate the development and availability of connected technologies.
BlackBerry is also a founding member if the Application Developer Alliance (ADA), an association dedicated to advancing application development while helping solve current industry challenges such as security and privacy.