Tech giant IBM has launched what its claimed to be the industry’s first global IBM Watson IoT Consulting Solutions practice to help clients drive digital transformation with the Internet of Things (IoT).
The company’s 1500 experts across IBM Watson IoT headquarters in Munich, Germany and in eight other IBM IoT centres across Asia, Europe and the US will take part in the practice. By integrating IBM Watson IoT Platform APIs and technologies, including analytics, cognitive, cloud capabilities, mobile and security, together with development and implementation consulting and ongoing support, clients can completely use the IoT without the complexity and risk of dealing with multiple vendors.
Jesus Mantas, IBM general manager of business consulting, said: "Clients can now easily introduce IoT innovation into their business by leveraging IBM’s industry and technical expertise to deliver lower risk, as-a-service commercial models. We are very proud our integrated IoT solutions deliver innovation in an easy to consume model for business leaders. We are helping clients accelerate the digitization of their business processes by making it easy to deploy IoT solutions globally into their business”. The priority industries include automotive, buildings, electronics, industrial products, insurance, retail, telecommunications and transportation.
Clients can apply Watson cognitive computing capabilities, including machine learning and natural language, to analyse massive amounts of unstructured data such as videos and sounds. This can help the clients to gain insights and improve decision making. Global technology company Ricoh is one of the first organisations to work with IBM IoT consultants to reform its engagement model and help its clients to integrate intelligent workplace solutions that are designed to improve office collaboration and innovation.
In addition, IBM is also announcing new industry offerings available via its Watson IoT Platform, including IBM Watson IoT for Manufacturing and Asset Health Insight, which is designed to help clients address industry-specific IoT adoption challenges and opportunities.
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