With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, our homes, automobiles, and smartphones are all becoming connected to one another. To bring along and lead this revolution in India, Reliance Group’s dedicated IoT unit Unlimit has partnered with Germany-based Nokia Siemens spin-off software provider Cumulocity.
This partnership has been undertaken with regards to the ripeness of Indian market for Internet of Things solutions. The duo believes that “the Indian market has the perfect eco-system to fully exploit the benefits of the Internet of Things.” There is a dire need for such solutions to manage high usage public as well as commercial services, which includes a diverse set of consumers as well as enterprises.
Cumulocity’s CEO Bernd Gross talks about this partnership saying,
In Unlimit and the Reliance Group, we have found very strong strategic partners to exploit substantial opportunities for IoT in the Indian market. The combination of Reliance Group’s vast vertical market expertise, Unlimit’s innovate business approaches and Cumulocity’s world-leading IoT software platform allows the fast-evolving Indian market to step up to rapidly build, secure and deploy state-of-the-art IoT solutions in an extremely cost efficient way.
Under this collaboration, Reliance aims to extend the capabilities of Unlimit’s connectivity offering with Cumulocity’s advanced IoT application development platform. Their combined offering will enable the former’s customers to benefit from the latter’s collection of rapid machine, sensor and device integration coupled with data collection and normalization tools.
The German-based company also offers users with tools for predictive maintenance and supply chain automation along with device management and remote control through configurable real-time dashboards. Thus, this creates a pipeline for the fast and affordable enterprise IT integration of IoT solutions. It is also aimed at lowering the cost of such services in the country.
Commenting on this partnership, Juergen Hase, CEO of Unlimit said,
With the number of connected devices in India projected to rise from 200 million today to 3 billion by 2020, nearly every part of the economy will be positively impacted by IoT. We are delighted to partner with Cumulocity to unlock the full potential of IoT for our customers and make the benefits of IoT virtually UNLIMITed.
With support from Cumulocity, these fast cloud solutions have set an industry standard and are now available for the benefit of the Indian crowd. The company expects the early use of the technology in various sectors such as transport, wellness, healthcare, buildings, electric grids and water supply networks.
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