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The evolution of the Watson IoT Platform: three key things you should know

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Thinking intelligently about the business of ‘things’ means you’re balancing short-term success with long-term strategy; you don’t want to compromise. Businesses often make the mistake of acquiring a mix of point solutions only to find themselves with multiple siloes from multiple vendors that limit interoperability, security and scale.

IBM’s next evolution of the Watson IoT Platform helps you succeed by delivering an Industrial IoT solution that’s built for today but designed for the future. Choosing a ‘future-ready’ IoT platform is critical to project success, given the tsunami of data that’s ahead. IDC predicted that by 2020, one tenth of all the world’s data will be produced by machines.

Put simply, the updated Watson IoT Platform connects devices, ingests device data, and transforms that data into meaningful insights using capabilities such as AI, analytics and blockchain. For those organizations looking to turn a proof of concept (POC) into a complete production-level solution, the Watson IoT Platform offers the simplicity, scalability and security to start and grow fast.

Three key features to help craft a successful IoT strategy

IBM’s Watson IoT Platform new features include:

  1. Connection service that is pre-configured and ready-to-run, so you can quickly connect your ‘things’, monitor and manage devices, and aggregate and store IoT data for better data lifecycle management.
  2. Analytics service to explore your IoT data, discover meaningful insights, and create meaningful business KPIs
  3. Blockchain service integration that empowers you with the power of Hyperledger for intelligent and secure tracking, traceability, and smart contracts

In addition to these critical capabilities, the Watson IoT Platform provides confidence with our advanced security controls and support for high data volumes and availability. Furthermore, Watson IoT Platform is supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of partnerships.

Delivered fully managed and “as-a-service,” the Watson IoT Platform is used by firms across industries including transport, retail, manufacturing, construction, mining and shipping. We believe our relentless efforts to create the best Industrial IoT software platform for our clients resulted in IBM earning placement as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™ for Industrial IoT Software Platforms , Q3 2018, with the highest vendor score in the Strategy category.

If you’re ready to start the business of ‘things’, IBM makes it easy and affordable to start a proof of concept. To learn more or schedule time to speak to an expert, visit us today.

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