AT&T and IBM have inked a global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the ‘Internet of Things.’ The companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud, and security technologies to analyze data collected from machines in a variety of industries.
The alliance will initially focus on creating new solutions targeted for city governments and midsize utilities, integrating and analyzing vast quantities of data from assets such as mass transit vehicles, utility meters, and video cameras.
AT&T brings its M2M globally accessible network, devices, and global Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) to help connect assets worldwide to a single global network. IBM brings the Intelligent Operations Center, Maximo Asset Management, its advanced analytics capabilities, and IBM MessageSight MQTT Appliance.
The two companies will work together to build solutions at the AT&T M2M Foundry in Plano, Texas and IBM Global Solution Centers around the world.
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