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Cradlepoint: Powering the Distributed Enterprise

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Increasingly, enterprise organizations are finding that they must operate in a distributed fashion. Long gone for most organizations are the days of having a handful of large facilities that they could connect with private, high-speed and resilient network connections. We are now in a time in which pop-up stores, stores within stores, kiosks, connected vehicles and even digital signage are transforming even the most industrial age organization into a distributed enterprise.

The problem is that most enterprise technology solutions were not designed for this type of distributed operation. Focused on serving the distributed enterprise, Cradlepoint has created a full suite of software-defined solutions for this purpose. The company offers a range of solutions for branch locations, mobile needs, and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. The company also provides a cloud-based management approach that enables organizations to centrally manage devices, monitor health, and access analytics.

The company’s solutions incorporate various technologies and approaches to solve the specific needs of each use case. This includes things like:

  • LTE for WAN fail-over, air gapping networks in multi-use locations, and for mobile connectivity
  • Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) for branch versatility and cost efficiency, and for IoT connectivity
  • Software-defined perimeters for branch and IoT security

The company believes that unlike traditional approaches which are technology-focused, the combination of its use-case focused solutions, its use of LTE (moving toward 5G), and its focus on meeting enterprise-specific management, compliance, and security needs, makes it particularly suited to meet the needs of the distributed enterprise.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.