To drive the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial sector, Orange Business Services and Siemens have announced to join forces. They are simplifying integration and promoting IoT innovation.
The partnership will help businesses connect their machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world, allowing them to translate the wealth of data they produce into business results. Advanced analytics and digital services will help them increase productivity and efficiency across their business.
The initial focus will be to develop solutions around asset tracking and asset monitoring to optimise the supply chain and improve efficiencies, as well as to develop digitally enhanced products to increase customer satisfaction and create new business models.
The alliance brings best of both the worlds, it brings Siemens’ MindSphere, the cloud-based open IoT operating system, and Datavenue, the Orange IoT and data analytics together.
“By combining our strengths we are providing industrial enterprises with new opportunities to exploit their data and unleash the power of IoT to drive significant competitive advantage,” said Olivier Ondet, senior VP, IoT and Analytics, Orange Business Services.
Orange Business Services will use MindSphere to connect systems and objects. Thus, customers get the option of pre-packaged offerings such as asset tracking, or customised solutions and applications. It will also provide connectivity components from Datavenue, including cellular and Low Power Wide Area
“The global IoT connectivity offering from Orange supports requirements where digital products and digital processes can be integrated in our MindSphere platform. Our customers will now benefit from worldwide coverage, which supports new business models and scalability,” said Kai Brasche, VP, MindSphere Partner Management EMEA at Siemens. Read more…