Building off a recent investment of $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things unit, IBM has launched new software and services to enable an ecosystem of partners to build and manage the connected products and systems at the heart of the industry.
Introducing IBM IoT Industry Solutions, two new industry solutions, including an IBM Aviation Maintenance solution to optimise the availability and extend the life of complex, safety critical aviation components; and IBM Product Line Engineering (PLE) capabilities to help engineers customise product designs for specific markets.
Furthermore, the IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform and Bluemix IoT Zone are three new IBM IoT Cloud solutions and eight new IBM IoT Consulting Services offerings based on Bluemix IoT Zone, including an IBM Real-time Asset Management solution that provide IBM's digital innovation platform users with insights into asset conditions to increase visibility and speed resolution of issues.
In addition, IBM Managed Continuous Engineering for the IoT is designed to help organisations increase the speed of development of IoT devices and products by enabling real-time feedback into engineering while a new IBM IoT Workbench service will help model the design and impact of IoT systems.
“The IoT is generating massive amounts of data - data from mobile phones, automobiles, appliances and industrial appliances - that can be captured, analysed and transformed into actionable insights, in a secure manner," says Chris O'Connor, general manager, offerings, IBM Internet of Things.
“IBM is helping innovators who design and produce the next generation of connected devices and those who operate and maintain those devices, deal with the increasing complexity of creating products and solutions quickly to meet the needs of consumers.”