AI & IoT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Computer systems and software that are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. Internet of Things (IoT / IIoT) - Network of physical devices embedded with electronics & software resulting in reduced human exertions in industrial and domestic applications.

Software AG a “Strong Performer” in IIoT

Software AG revealed its positioning as a “strong performer” with the highest current offering score in The Forrester WaveTM: IIoT Software Platforms

02-Oct-2018
Software AG a “Strong Performer” in IIoT
Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today revealed its positioning as a “strong performer” with the highest current offering score among other strong performers in a 24-criteria evaluation of Cumulocity IoT (Internet of things) in The Forrester WaveTM: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018.

In this report of the ‘15 providers that matter most,’ Forrester defines industrial IoT as “software solutions that connect to and manage smart devices and infrastructure in industrial and manufacturing environments to integrate operational data and control into business processes.”

Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT is an open and independent, device-agnostic platform supporting more than 150 pre-integrated devices and 300+ industrial protocols. This ensures secure connectivity to any ‘thing’ can be achieved quickly and easily. Cumulocity IoT operates across the cloud, on premises and at the edge, and provides enterprises and service providers with total freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and evolving their IoT distributed deployments seamlessly across any network.

Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and Cloud, Software AG, said: “We are delighted to be recognized by Forrester as a ‘Strong Performer’ with the highest current offering score among other strong performers. Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides enterprises with comprehensive integration capabilities that provide short-term co-existence with legacy process components (including operational historians) along with leading edge IoT data processing capabilities. Additionally, we offer multiple edge computing deployment options, which enable semi- or fully-autonomous operation at, or within, critical industrial processes.”

Using Cumulocity IoT, enterprises can very quickly start with limited-scale, cloud-based IoT projects and, as their sophistication grows, be confident to build an IoT platform and IoT services that can grow effortlessly with them. Additionally, its containerized feature deployment simplifies the management of the overall IIoT platform and regulates its evolution, thus reducing both the cost and risk of the first deployment and every ongoing change.

Bernd Gross noted: “Because of the open and secure architecture of the Cumulocity IoT platform, a vast ecosystem of third-party products and services are available without the risk of ‘vendor lock-in.’ Thus, businesses can develop and implement IoT services at their own pace and at the optimal balance between risk and ambition.”

In this Forrester report, Principal Analyst Michele Pelino and Senior Analyst Paul Miller noted that “it offers some of the richest wireless connectivity, industry-specific interface support and edge connectivity of the solutions [Forrester] evaluated.”

Bernd Gross added: “Cumulocity IoT is used by many leading technology companies such as Gardner Denver, STW (Sensor-Technik Wiedemann), NTT Communication, Reliance Group, Trakerando and many more. In fact, Cumulocity IoT has accelerated the pace of innovation for these companies and given them a lead in their respective industries with their IoT-powered propositions.”

Most significantly, Cumulocity IoT’s multi-tenancy securely segments customer data and fully enables businesses to offer services through B2B2X business models. Many such businesses are Software AG’s telecom customers such as Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Ooredoo and POST Luxembourg, who are developing their own IoT services and marketing to their several thousands of customers.

Notably, it took POST Luxembourg less than six weeks to build a fully customized and secure IoT offering using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT. The Cumulocity–based solution enables the mail and telecommunications company to connect and register millions of devices quickly and securely. POST Luxembourg’s Smart City IoT offering can connect all parts of a city or enterprise property, providing the ability to monitor what and where anything is happening – which makes it more secure and potentially more energy efficient.

Cumulocity IoT is an IoT-as-a-Service solution that includes enhanced high availability and multi-cluster deployment options. It incorporates several carrier-grade features, including code-free integration of devices supporting Low Power WAN (LPWAN) technologies used for long-term low bandwidth remote monitoring, Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) and Long Range (LoRa). It includes fully flexible UI development allowing users to either customize the standard UI, enhance the standard UI with specific widgets or integrate the platform's services into their own (possibly legacy) UI dashboards.

The full report of The Forrester WaveTM: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018 can be downloaded here. A free trial of the Cumulocity IoT platform is available here.

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