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Thursday, May 19, 2016

IoT brings new players into the end-to-end delivery

By Nick Flaherty

The move to the Internet of Things is bringing new players into the embedded market to deliver end-to-end solutions.
While M2M companies such as SIGFOX have been building their own cloud-based end-to-end solutions and then partnering with companies such as Microsoft to get scale, so enterprise and government software vendors are looking for the M2M network hardware and software capability. 
As a result, Telit has teamed up with a US company called DM Inc to deliver end-to-end Internet of Things solutions for the enterprise. The companies are aiming to make connecting ‘things to apps’ effortless, resulting in a data-driven customer experience that enables cost reduction, improved compliance, personalisation and new revenue opportunities.
The collaboration with DMI has resulted in the Cloud-based Telit IoT Portal, providing customers an intuitive single point of access for integrating data from remote assets with their enterprise systems, databases and Web-based mobile apps and dashboards. This combines their expertise in monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking, field service operations and predictive maintenance to bring actionable business intelligence. 
DMI started out in 2005 as an e-government software supplier, but it has been moving into apps and IoT over the last few years. 
The slightly strange this is that this is market independent - this information will be available to organizations across virtually all industries and market segments around the world, but this is consistent with DMI's claim to be the world’s first end-to-end mobility company, combining all the skills and services necessary to deliver mobile enterprise solutions through mobility, with expertise in mobile strategy, UX, web and app development, channel commerce, brand and marketing, big data management and analytics, and secure mobile device, app and data management..
For example, Tennant, a supplier of cleaning equipment, has implemented the integrated solution to extract real-time performance data from remote machines to generate actionable insights using big data analytics. Industrial customers and cleaning contractors can now review when and where facilities are cleaned, determine where machines are physically located, track consumable levels / order replacements and perform preventative maintenance on a single unit or an entire fleet worldwide.
“Telit works closely with an ever-expanding network of recognized experts and innovators from the M2M/IoT community and we are excited about our global collaboration with DMI to provide customized apps that help organizations gain actionable intelligence from the thousands of IoT devices connecting to their corporate networks,” said Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT Platforms.
“As the Internet of Things continues its exponential growth around the world, enterprises are challenged to produce tangible business results through the connection of IT systems and M2M-enabled devices," said Sunny Bajaj, founder and CEO of DMI. "This collaboration makes it easy for enterprises, large and small, to realize the benefits of the Internet of Things by reducing cost, time-to-market, complexity and risk versus trying to engineer a fragmented, in-house solution,” he said.

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