Bosch, IBM collaborate to make IIoT a reality

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IBM and Bosch today have announced a collaboration to help make the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a reality. 

Bosch’s Internet of Things (IoT) Suite services will be available on open-standard IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson IoT Platform for clients to update millions of IoT devices at once.

In addition, Bosch will extend its Bosch IoT Suite services on IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform for custom application development and runtime purposes. IoT solution developers will also benefit from the seamless integration with IBM’s Watson IoT capabilities.

Bosch is making available its “Bosch IoT Rollouts” service for advanced device management and cloud-based software updates on Bluemix and integrated with the IBM Watson IoT Platform. 

Bosch Software Innovations chief executive officer Rainer Kallenbach, said that collaboration will be the aim of the game in IoT. 

“IoT is changing and transforming everything from business to life. Only those companies will succeed that are able to collaborate in ecosystems,” Kallenbach said.

The two companies will continue to work actively in the Eclipse Foundation and the Industrial Internet Consortium to further adoption of IIoT in key areas.