Digital-Networks-IoT-Broadband-Internet-5-e1449143330527-770x285IBM and Cisco join forces over IoT analytics

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IBM and Cisco have extended a long-standing partnership to enable real-time IoT analytics and insight at the point of data collection, reports BCN.

The partnership will focus on combining the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM’s Watson with Cisco’s edge analytics competencies to support data action and insight at the point of collection. The team are targeting companies who operate in remote environments or on the network edge, for example oil rigs, where time is of the essence but access to the network can be limited or disruptive.

The long promise of IoT has been to increase the amount of data organizations can collect, which once analysed can be used to gain a greater understanding of a customer, environment or asset. Cloud computing offers organizations an opportunity to realize the potential of real-time insight, but for those with remote assets where access to high bandwidth connectivity is not a given, the promise has always been out of reach.

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