IBM Brings Watson Intelligence into IoT Market

IBM has announced the launch of a global practice that will feature 1,500 experts across IBM Watson IoT solutions. The service, IBM Watson IoT Consulting Solutions, integrates IBM Watson IoT Platform APIs and technologies, including cognitive, analytics, mobile, security and cloud capabilities, together with development and implementation consulting and ongoing support.

The IBM Watson IoT Consulting Solutions practice will employ a global network of skilled consultants, data scientists and design and security experts with deep domain and industry expertise. The first priority industries include automotive, electronics, industrial products, insurance, retail, telecommunications, transportation and buildings. Clients can apply Watson cognitive computing capabilities, including machine learning and natural language to tap into massive amounts of unstructured data - such as videos and sounds - to gain insights and augment decision making.

In addition to the new Watson IoT Consulting Solutions practice, IBM also is announcing new industry offerings available via its Watson IoT Platform, including IBM Watson IoT for Manufacturing and Asset Health Insight, designed to help clients address industry-specific IoT adoption challenges and opportunities.

IBM also said it is teaming with Aras to bring IBM’s Application Lifecycle Management solution together with Aras’ Product Lifecycle Management platform to help engineers integrate complex hardware and software development processes.

To help make creating and developing IoT applications more accessible than ever before, IBM will offer free access to IBM Watson IoT Platform.

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