PR Newswire 21-Mar-2017 12:01 AM
LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --IBM InterConnect AT&T* (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new way for companies to unlock more value from their data in a simpler way, using AT&T's IoT solutions and IBM Cloud. The new AT&T IoT analytics capability, a pilot collaboration between the two companies, aims to help AT&T's enterprise customers transform their industrial IoT data into analytic insights so they can take immediate action to improve business operations.
The demand for near real-time operations data is fueling the IoT explosion among business customers. The key for business customers, however, is not just collecting the data from their connected assets, but extracting meaningful insights from it and then making near real-time decisions.
With this new service, companies can utilize their own generated IoT data to better predict maintenance and optimization for their machines. For example, an oil and gas company wants to detect anomalous events within its wells. By using AT&T's IoT network and the IBM Watson Data Platform, AT&T's IoT analytics solutions will ingest data from hundreds of wells, creating the models necessary with appropriate machine learning libraries and open-source technology to help predict potential failures or machine malfunctions. The company will be able to detect anomalies in less time and with more accuracy.
"We have more than 30 million connected devices on our network today and that number continues to grow primarily driven by enterprise adoption," said Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T. "Businesses are eager for actionable data insights from their connected devices that help improve their processes and take the guesswork out of decision-making. Integrating the IBM Watson Data Platform into our IoT capabilities will be huge for our enterprise customers."
"With the tremendous growth in IoT adoption comes the need for more tools and services that will unlock the value in the IoT data being generated," Steve Canepa, General Manager, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, IBM. "As part of our continued collaboration to drive innovation, IBM is working with AT&T to combine our strengths and expertise to combine analytics solutions on the IBM Cloud that will enable AT&T's enterprise customers to utilize their complex data in a meaningful way and deliver insights that can help accelerate their business transformation."
Today's news continues to build on the strong collaboration between AT&T and IBM to deliver new IoT innovations to the market. The companies' strategic alliance brings together leading wireless connectivity, advanced analytics and cognitive capabilities for AT&T's enterprise customers to help improve their business processes.
In 2016, AT&T and IBMannounced plans to integrate AT&T Flow Designer with the IBM Watson IoT Platform and IBM Bluemix, IBM's Cloud Platform. Today, these combined capabilities are now available to enterprise developers, creating an end-to-end cloud experience that enables developers to build, deploy and scale their IoT applications.
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