Cisco and IBM provide instant IoT insight

Cisco and IBM in IoT
Cisco and IBM announced a collaboration to provide instant Internet of Things (IoT) insight at the point of data collection.

The global deal enables organizations to tap IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities to act on critical data on the network edge.

The IoT solution will be marketed and sold together and will include Watson IoT Platform cognitive and real time insights from IBM with Cisco streaming edge analytics.

“IBM and Cisco are taking IoT technologies the last mile, extending Watson IoT from the cloud to the edge of computer networks, helping to make analytics capabilities available virtually,” said Harriet Green, general manager, IBM Watson IoT, Commerce & Education.

Workers in remote environments can better monitor the health and behavior of critical machinery and more accurately plan for needed maintenance and equipment upgrades.

By tapping into IBM Watson IoT platform and Cisco edge analytics, these companies can reduce maintenance costs by up to 50 percent and increase productivity by 25 percent.

Bell Canada is delivering intelligent data analytics solutions to Canadian businesses from coast to coast:

Cisco and IBM are working with Bell Canada, the largest communications company in Canada, to deliver IBM Watson IoT and Cisco Edge over Canada’s largest and fastest 4G LTE network. Bell’s network coverage and LTE-Advanced speeds will enable customers to collect data in real-time.

“This IoT technology from Cisco and IBM, combined with Bell’s network technology, enables customers to tap into real-time analytics options to maximize performance across their operations, no matter where they are,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer.

Port of Cartagena and SilverHook Powerboats are turning to Cisco and IBM to address their IT and IoT challenges.

Port of Cartagena, a port in Colombia, is beginning to use the IBM Watson IoT Platform with Cisco streaming edge analytics to monitor an expanded set of conditions in the cloud. This capability, including predictive analytics, is expected to help the Port to get ahead of equipment degradation and needed maintenance to keep machines running efficiently and avoid equipment failures.

SilverHook Powerboats, which designs high speed racing watercraft reaching speeds of up to 200 mph, is using Cisco edge analytics and IBM Watson IoT analytics to race pilots react immediately to environment and engine.