Tue Sep 05 2017

Best Practices for the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0

Best Practices for Industrial IoT

Cumulocity shares the best practices enterprises should adopt to successfully leverage Industrial IoT.

The Industrial IoT - the Internet of Things for industrial applications - is about intelligent networking ranging from individual machines to entire production facilities. The integration of machines, processes and data enables new business models with smart devices and services. But how can a company offer new smart services? How can it enter the world of Industrial IoT? The best practices guide gives real world tips and help for the long road from idea to business model.

From the vast number of Industrial IoT initiatives it has supported across Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, Cumulocity recognises that successful initiatives require a combination of: an agile development approach; expandable flexible future-proof technology; comprehensive data security framework; and a recognition of the legacy environment.

"The Industrial IoT requires speed. If a project takes much longer than six months before yielding initial results, the conditions as well as the company’s strategic goals may have already changed. The result, the project hits a dead end. That’s why agility is essential in every project phase, not just during the actual solution development." Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumulocity

Download the Best Practices for Industrial IoT here.

Mon Jul 17 2017

Cumulocity @ Asia IoT Business Platform

Cumulocity @ Asia IoT Business Platform

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be exhibiting at the Asia IoT Business Platform events in Bangkok, Thailand 24-25 July; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 27-28 July; and Jakarta, Indonesia 7-8 Aug to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

 

Cumulocity will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms for service providers at scale. IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management. Containerised microservices for integration features (like LWM2M, SigFox and IT business systems), and application features (like Cloud Fieldbus, analytics tools and vertical applications), vastly reduce the complexity and increase the reliability of managing high volumes of customised IoT platforms.



Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Service Providers
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Industrial Equipment
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • And much, much more…

 

Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

Get Asia IoT Business Platform tickets here.

We look forward to meeting you at the Asia IoT Business Platform events.

Fri Jun 23 2017

Cumulocity @ Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Cumulocity @ Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be exhibiting at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 on 28 Jun - 1 Jul with our partner Quark to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

 

Cumulocity will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms for service providers at scale.

IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management.

Containerised microservices for integration features (like LWM2M, SigFox and IT business systems), and application features (like Cloud Fieldbus, analytics tools and vertical applications), vastly reduce the complexity and increase the reliability of managing high volumes of customised IoT platforms.

 

Visit us at Hall W2 Stand F01

Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Service Providers
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Industrial Equipment
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • And much, much more…

 

Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

We look forward to meeting you at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017.

Wed Jun 07 2017

2017 MachNation IoT Device Management ScoreCard

2017 MachNation IoT Device Management ScoreCard

Cumulocity recognised as a leader in the inaugural 2017 MachNation IoT Device Management Platform (DMP) ScoreCard.

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, is recognised as a leader among the pack of 18 IoT Device Management Platform (DMP) providers in MachNation's 2017 IoT DMP ScoreCard. The companies assessed range from large well known IT vendors to more specialist IoT companies.

Device management platforms are a key IoT enabler and a critically important component in IoT deployments today. MachNation’s IoT Device Management ScoreCard is the industry’s most comprehensive technical review of relevant vendors. The research provides a detailed review of product capabilities, SDKs, APIs and documentation to help enterprises manage IoT sensors, devices and gateways at scale. The ScoreCard ranks vendors across 18 detailed technical and business requirements including integration tools, lifecycle management support, technology architecture and security approaches.

This is the first year that a comprehensive technical assessment of the IoT device management platform vendors has been performed. MachNation has rated Cumulocity as a leading IoT device management platform vendor with a very strong offering in the evolving IoT DMP ecosystem. MachNation believes this strength comes from: highly extensible device management dashboards; class-leading documentation and excellent developer support; and the Cumulocity API's being both feature complete and highly extensible.Dima Tokar, MachNation

View the Cumulocity Snapshot and public Executive Summary of the 2017 MachNation IoT DMP ScoreCard. The full report is accessible via MachNation.

Tue Jun 06 2017

Cumulocity @ IoT Event, Eindhoven

Cumulocity @ IoT Event, Eindhoven

Cumulocity will be at the Internet of Things Event 7th Edition in Eindhoven on 8 June to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

Learn from us
16:00, 8 Jun

"Revolutionising Solution Creation and Industrialising Operations with IoT Platforms"
Jos Grond, Vice President Business Development

Speak with us at the Main Exhibition Hall

 

Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Pain-Free Integration of Operational Assets into the Digital Enterprise
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control
  • Fully Tailored IoT Device Management for OEMs & Manufacturers
and much, much more…

 

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Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

Cumulocity Snapshot of 2016 MachNation IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard

Gardner Denver and Lyreco Condition Monitoring and Supply Chain Automation case study 


Get IoT Event tickets here.

We look forward to meeting you at the IoT Event.

Wed May 17 2017

Cumulocity @ CummunicAsia 2017

Cumulocity @ CummunicAsia 2017

Cumulocity will be at CommunicAsia 2017 in Singapore 23 - 25 May to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

We will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms at scale.

  • IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management.
  • High Automation and Power User Focus
    allow full IoT solutions to be created in minutes by anyone able to use office productivity tools.
  • Cloud Remote Access
    securely interact with asset HMIs from inside the existing web-based user interface.

Visit us at Level 5 Stand 5K4 10

 

Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Pain-Free Integration of Operational Assets into the Digital Enterprise
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control
  • Fully Tailored IoT Device Management for OEMs & Manufacturers
and much, much more…

 

Try Cumulocity Free


Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

Cumulocity Snapshot of 2016 MachNation IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) ScoreCard

Gardner Denver and Lyreco Condition Monitoring and Supply Chain Automation case study 


Get CommunicAsia 2017 tickets here.

We look forward to meeting you at CommunicAsia 2017.

Tue May 16 2017

Cumulocity Recognised as an Innovative IoT Platform Provider

IoT Now

Cumulocity recognised in Beecham Research Enterprise IoT Platform Buyers Guide syndicated in IoT Now magazine.

For an increasing number of businesses, IoT is rapidly moving from a nice-to-have to a strategic necessity. At its simplest, an IoT solution provides the opportunity to save operational costs, introduce new service revenue opportunities, or help to ensure compliance with new regulations". "In practice, IoT platforms are therefore becoming more and more a combination of these dressed up in a wide range of business needs, some more urgent than others." Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO Beecham Research

See the Apr / May edition of the IoT Now Magazine here.

Tue May 16 2017

Compressed Air Assured with iConn by Gardner Denver

IoT Now

Cumulocity publishes an extract from the iConn by Gardner Denver - powered by Cumulocity - case study in the IoT Now magazine.

Gardner Denver performs condition monitoring on its industrial air compressors to give customers remote visibility of operation and to allow proactive servicing. The company turned to Cumulocity, a Software AG company, to provide an IoT platform to enable it to innovate and diversify from selling products to selling services.

Downtime Minimised | Servicing Reduced | Usage Visible

Rising consumerisation, regulatory constriction and increasing global competition are driving economic change. Organisations must learn to grow, reduce risks and simplify their operational practices with alarming speed to avoid disruptions to their businesses. As organisations face change, they are proactively choosing to digitise their products and assets to exploit new opportunities and take advantage of operational efficiencies.

The Cumulocity IoT platform allows Gardner Denver’s business-to-business customers to rapidly, efficiently and securely improve the reliability of equipment, co-innovate with new customer offerings and create long-term relationships between partners in its ecosystem. Businesses are changing their strategies and technologies to be ahead of the disruptions they are facing.

Read the full extract here.

Download the full case study here.

Mon Apr 24 2017

Cumulocity accelerates autonomous industrial IoT as a founding member of EdgeX Foundry open source software project

Cumulocity - EdgeX

Cumulocity, a Software AG company and the leading Internet of Things (IoT) software platform provider, today announced that it is a founding member of EdgeX Foundry, an open source software project, led by the Linux Foundation, to build a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing that accelerates enterprise and Industrial IoT.

Düsseldorf, Germany – IoT is delivering significant business value by improving efficiencies and increasing revenue through automation and analytics, but widespread fragmentation and the lack of a common IoT solution framework are hindering broad adoption and stalling market growth. The complexity of the current landscape and the wide variety of components creates paralysis. The EdgeX framework solves this by making it easy to quickly create IoT edge solutions that have the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.

Success in Internet of Things is dependent on having a healthy ecosystem that can deliver interoperability and drive digital transformation. EdgeX Foundry is aligning market leaders around a common framework, which will drive IoT adoption and enable businesses to focus on developing innovative use cases that impact the bottom line. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation

EdgeX Foundry is unifying the marketplace around a common open framework and building an ecosystem of companies offering interoperable plug-and-play components. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system with any application environment, the EdgeX framework can quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases. Interoperability between community-developed software will be maintained through a certification program.

Today, interoperability is one of the main concerns in IoT deployments. The EdgeX Foundry project will be a huge step in unifying the diverse approaches taken across both the IT and Operational Technology (OT) industries. This is the first initiative in history, where so many IT and OT organisations are collaborating to create an open standard to make IoT edge hardware and software interoperable. Enterprises will have more choice when building their IoT solutions which will enable them to exploit the full potential of IoT faster and decrease both deployment and operational costs. Cumulocity’s open IoT software platform will fully support the project and provides our customers with the best mix of open source flexibility and carrier grade security, reliability and scalability.Bernd Gross, CEO of Cumulocity

Read the full EdgeX Foundry launch announcement here.

Thu Apr 20 2017

NTT Communications and Cumulocity enter partnership to deliver IoT solutions and services in Japan

Cumulocity & NTT

The partnership leverages NTT Com’s global network, cloud and data centres with Cumulocity’s advanced IoT application enablement platform.

Düsseldorf, Germany – Cumulocity, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) software platform provider, has entered a partnership with NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the information and communication technology (ICT) solutions and international communications business within NTT to deliver IoT solutions in Japan.

The combined offering enables NTT Com’s customers to benefit from: rapid machine, sensor and device integration and data collection; real-time analytics for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and supply chain automation; comprehensive device management and remote control; vertical application configurable real-time dashboards; and enterprise IT integration micro-services. Both companies will consider further development towards NTT Com’s 140 global data centres.

The Japan IoT market has been growing rapidly in recent year due to an increasing amount of collaboration between operations, dramatic development of technology, improvements in standardisation and a supportive eco-system. Analysts predict that the IoT revolution will create an explosive growth of semiconductor chips used to improve the efficiencies of various industries. Japan, as one of the region’s largest manufacturers, is first in line to leverage the two-sided benefits.

NTT Com is the leading global provider of ICT solutions within NTT Group which ranks in the top 100 of the Fortune Global 500. NTT Group has over 10,000 clients globally, generates $100 billion annual revenue and invests $2.5 billion in R&D led by 6,000 researchers. As a global organisation NTT Com has subsidiaries and offices in over 120 cities, networks in 196 countries and over 140 data centres. In August 2015 NTT Com announced the establishment of its IoT office, to help customers raise their profitability and expand their business through leveraging a combination of one-stop shop application platforms, affordable global network connectivity and global data centres.

The NTT Com IoT offering will be expanded with the Cumulocity IoT Application Enablement Platform. The partnership allows NTT Com to benefit from the continuous evolution of Cumulocity’s leading IoT platform and focus on local market requirements through the development of customer plug-ins, vertical applications, complementary IT system integration and local operations and support. In addition, Cumulocity customers will be able to create IoT solutions in Japan and APAC that leverage NTT Com’s award-winning cloud and network infrastructure services.

With all organisations in all economies digitising, there is a need to connect the once remote operational assets to internal business processes to improve service levels, reduce costs, increase revenues and operate with new business models. IoT is key to this, and NTT Com’s global, reliable and secure connectivity, data centres and application platforms are essential to IoT. NTT Com envisions customer’s digital transformation is achieved by its “SDx+M”(Software Defined Everything + Management) solution that provides flexible and reliable ICT environment. We are delighted to partner with Cumulocity to enable this SDx+M concept to expand to the IoT business space as well, allowing our customers to exploit the full potential of IoT rapidly, reliably and profitably.” Atsuko Oka, Vice President, Head of IoT Office, Corporate Planning, NTT Com

 

NTT Com has a massive global reach and considerable connectivity, storage and processing assets which are all essential enablers for all organisations as they move along their digitisation journey. In NTT Com, we have found a very strong strategic partner extremely well placed to exploit the substantial opportunities for IoT in the Japanese and global market. Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumulocity

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centres worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.