Zebra Technologies Corporation, a known source for solutions and services providing real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people, and transactions, is going to buy some of ITR Group, Inc.
Zebra will pick up ITR Group’s mobile consulting and software development firm, ITR Mobility, as well as its mobile platform, iFactr.
“Enterprise companies look to Zebra and our channel eco-system to help them successfully navigate the massive operating system (OS) transition as they invest in mobile solutions for improved productivity, differentiated customer experiences, and evolving business models, the company said in an announcement last week. “The ITR Mobility/iFactr acquisition strengthens Zebra’s ability to provide rapid, cost-effective conversion of legacy mobility applications to current systems and a platform for supporting the ongoing evolution of options that will exist in their future operations, too.”
This sale also culminates ITR Group’s successful incubation of two pioneers in the cross-platform mobile applications.
“We are pleased to have found a partner in Zebra whose focus is on enterprise mobile development,” noted Todd Montpetit, the chairman & CEO, ITR Group. “The ITR Mobility and iFactr teams have created solutions in this space since its inception, and we were pleased to have been an incubator for that work here at ITR Group.”
The mobile aspect is thrilling to Joe White, vice president of Enterprise Mobile Computing at Zebra Technologies.
“With our customers and partners increasing their reliance on mobile devices in the enterprise, there is a need for cost-effective, flexible and easy ways to transition legacy applications to new modern operating systems,” White said. “ITR Mobility/iFactr will complement our RhoMobile and Mobility DNA offerings and together create an industry leading portfolio that makes it easy and affordable for businesses to modernize their mobile platform.”