The Internet of
Driving Insights into Business Operations
IBM Internet of Things will focus on three key initiatives.
IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform for Industries
This platform will provide new analytics services that clients, partners and IBM will use to design and deliver vertical industry IoT solutions. For example, IBM will introduce a cloud-based service that helps insurance companies extract insight from connected vehicles. This will enable new, more dynamic pricing models and the delivery of services that can be highly customized to individual drivers.
IBM Bluemix IoT Zone
New IoT services as part of IBM’s Bluemix platform-as-a-service will enable developers to easily integrate IoT data into cloud-based development and deployment of IoT apps. Developers will be able to enrich existing business applications – such as enterprise asset management, facilities management, and software engineering design tools – by infusing more real-time data and embedded analytics to further automate and optimize mission-critical IoT processes.
IBM IoT Ecosystem
Expansion of its ecosystem of IoT partners – from silicon and device manufacturers to industry-oriented solution providers – such as AT&T, ARM, Semtech and newly announced The Weather Company – to ensure the secure and seamless integration of data services and solutions on IBM’s open platform.
Weather and The Internet of Things
IBM and The Weather Company, including its global B2B division WSI, have formed a ground breaking global strategic alliance to bring real-time weather insights to business to improve operational performance and decision making. The Internet of Things and cloud computing are pivotal to weather data collection and forecasting. For example, WSI collects data from more than 100,000 weather sensors and aircraft, millions of smartphones, buildings and even moving vehicles. WSI’s forecasting system ingests and processes data from thousands of sources, resulting in approximately 2.2 billion unique forecast points worldwide, and averages more than 10 billion forecasts a day on active weather days. For more information about IBM and The Weather Company alliance visit www.ibm.com/ibmandweather.
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