HPE enables social startups at IIIT-B to accelerate app development


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts under its Living Progress program, the company has deployed end-to-end wireless infrastructure from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company at the I-MACX Studios located at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B) Innovation Centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

I-MACX (IOT-to-Mobility Apps for Community Excellence) is an IIIT-B Innovation Centre initiative, which supports startups in the area of social entrepreneurship focused on accelerating civic excellence through the intelligent use of emerging technologies. The startups being nurtured at the I-MACX Studios develop apps that enable the underprivileged, elderly, and students in the remote parts of the state to seamlessly access the services provided by governments and corporations.

HPE’s Aruba wireless solution deployed at the I-MACX Studios includes Aruba ClearPass for secure network access control; Aruba Airwave for network management, Aruba Mobility Master, a software-defined master controller; and Aruba Meridian, a location services mobile-app platform. Collectively, these solutions enables the I-MACX Studios to control and manage the entire wireless infrastructure through a single interface. It also offers an enhanced multi-layer (1 to 7) security, authentication and reporting capability. This has enabled every user at the I-MACX Studios access to a seamless, robust and malware-free Wi-Fi connectivity.

“I-MACX Studios is an integral part of the IIIT-B Innovation Centre focused on creating an innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem that works towards digital social innovation. For such startups, seamless and secure connectivity is critical as it is a key element in the app development process,” said Prof. S. Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-B.

The most far-reaching objective of HPE’s Corporate Social Responsibility program – Living Progress is to harness the power of IT to accelerate sustainable outcomes. Together with its partners, the company is implementing transformative solutions to address critical social and environmental issues.


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