LogMeIn Puts Its Xively IoT Platform on Display at Xperience Show

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2015-10-02

BOSTON—LogMeIn has spent most of its 12 years of life best known for its remote access and desktop products that help IT support departments to fix problems on PCs and for its Web conferencing software for online collaboration. However, in recent years, company officials have made a big bet on the Internet of things (IoT). Under the direction of outgoing CEO Mike Simon, LogMeIn has made some acquisitions—including last year's $12 million purchase of Ionia—to create Xively, a division of the company that operates an IoT platform designed to help customers build and manage smart connected devices. The business and platform also were the central themes of Xperience, the company's first tech show on Oct. 1 and 2 here. Simon, who will step down as CEO at the end of the year—though remain board chairman—set the tone during his keynote, saying that "anyone that makes a product with an on/off switch should also make the IoT a priority. … The possibilities are endless with connectivity." LogMeIn put those possibilities on display at Xperience, showing off some of the companies it's helping get into the IoT.


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