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Archive: Internet of Things

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Is IoT the Next App Store?

This post originally appeared on CIOReview.com, January 11th, 2017. It is hard to think about the current wave of digital innovation and empowered end-users without thinking about apps. Despite the app store concept in its current form really taking root in 2008 with the launch of Apple’s App Store for iOS, we have been app crazy as a society, with…

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Healthcare

A Partnership Ripe for the Region

By now, most people are aware of Safeguard’s rich history of fostering innovation and supporting entrepreneurs along their path to disruption. Our tried and true methodology has been built by funding technology-enabled businesses at the Series A or Series B stage, while baking-in value-added support through operational guidance and relevant expertise. Our sightline is fixed on several key verticals including healthcare,…

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Technology

Internet of Things gets boost with PTC acquisition of ThingWorx

In February 2011—long before the term “Internet of Things” became a hot business buzzword—Safeguard Scientifics saw potential in ThingWorx, the first application platform that lets designers build and run Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. Since 2011, Safeguard has deployed $10 million in ThingWorx, which was founded in 2009 and based in Exton, Pa. Safeguard’s ability to spot…

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Investor Day

Safeguard Scientifics Announces Details for 7th Annual Investor Day

SAVE THE DATE! Safeguard Scientifics will be hosting its 7th Annual Investor Day at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT. Investor Day 2013 will offer the investor community an opportunity to hear from executives from Safeguard’s partner companiesabout growth opportunities and value creation strategies. Partner companies that are currently scheduled to present include,…

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Technology

5 Opportunities in Enterprise Infrastructure for 2013

I’ve spoken with a number of CIOs recently, and they all recognize that almost all of their enterprise infrastructure must be reimagined. Technologies like mobile, big data, in-memory databases and virtualization are fundamentally altering the foundations of computing—processing, memory, network, storage and even the physical boundaries. Meanwhile, the cloud (private, public, hybrid) is changing the economics of computing. Social computing…

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