Mon Mar 27 2017

Software AG Acquires Cumulocity and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership

Software AG Acquires Cumulocity

  • Cumulocity provides a comprehensive IoT cloud platform for integrating networked devices
  • Software AG now integrates the IT world with IoT devices and Operational Technology
  • With this acquisition Software AG strengthens its leading position in the IoT market

Darmstadt, March 27th, 2017 – Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the acquisition of Cumulocity GmbH (“Cumulocity”), based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Cumulocity develops innovative solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) offering connectivity for networked digital devices and sensors through a cloud-hosted IoT device management and application enablement platform. Embedding Cumulocity’s IoT solutions into Software AG’s portfolio allows enterprises to integrate their IT applications with operational IoT devices – providing maximum ease of use, flexibility and ultimately business value. For Software AG, the acquisition of Cumulocity is a further step in the expansion of its technology leadership in the IoT area, following the successful acquisition of the artificial intelligence company Zementis in December 2016. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based on a strategic partnership, Software AG embedded Cumulocity’s IoT Cloud Platform into its Digital Business Platform software portfolio two years ago. The combination of the Digital Business Platform and Cumulocity’s Application and Device Management technology reduces the complexity of the Internet of Things and allows the scalable and flexible management of networks of millions of devices. Additionally, enterprises can integrate those IoT edge devices with any existing IT application and deploy other Digital Business Platform software products to those devices.

“The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are central growth markets for Software AG and for the entire technology sector. With the acquisition of Cumulocity, we are strengthening our technological market leadership and facilitating our customers’ access to the Internet of Things. They benefit from an expanded, holistic product portfolio that combines the data from physical sensors with innovative, analytical software solutions,” Karl-Heinz Streibich, Chief Executive Officer of Software AG

“The successful cooperation between Software AG and Cumulocity started in 2015 in the context of a strategic IoT partnership - the merger is a next logical step. We are convinced that we will be able to accelerate our success story as part of Software AG. Especially our partners and customers will benefit from the merger of both companies,” Bernd Gross, Chief Executive Officer of Cumulocity

The acquisition of Cumulocity technology completes Software AG’s portfolio of core Internet of Things software services. These are streaming analytics, on-premise, cloud and hybrid – and now IoT device integration, in-memory technology, dynamic process management and IoT edge device management.

Making full use of Software AG’s portfolio, enterprises can ideally operate at the interface of human and artificial intelligence. Complementary products for the analysis, evaluation and visualization of real-time, historical and predictive data ensure the optimal use of artificial intelligence in decision making processes. Remote monitoring and the control of machines in production diagnostics or in predictive maintenance are exemplary industry areas of application.

As well as the acquisition of Zementis, Software AG has announced major, strategic IoT or Industry 4.0 alliances with major corporations in recent months including Bosch, Octo, Dell and Huawei.

Download the English press release here | Hier die Deutsche Pressemitteilung herunterladen

Thu Mar 23 2017

Cumulocity @ M2M/IoT Forum CE

Cumulocity @ M2M/IoT Forum CE

Cumulocity will be speaking at the M2M/IoT Forum CE in Vienna 27 - 28 March to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and networking with our thriving partner ecosystem.

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Learn from us at
17:45, 27 Mar "The IoT World in 2026" - Nils Müller, Founder & CEO, trendONE | Supported by Philipp Schuster, Cumulocity

Speak with us at
27 Mar "Evening Reception & IoT Party"

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…

 

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

Get M2M/IoT Forum CE tickets here.
We look forward to meeting you at M2M/IoT Forum CE 2017.

Fri Mar 17 2017

Cumulocity @ CeBIT 2017

Cumulocity @ Cebit 2017

Cumulocity will be exhibiting at CeBIT 2017 in Hanover 20 - 24 March with its strategic partner Deutsche Telekom to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

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Cumulocity 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.
  • Containerised Microservices for integration features, like LWM2M, SigFox and Oracle, reduce integration effort whilst improving flexibility.
  • Advanced Role-Based Access Controls drastically reduce complexities and enable rapid end-user scaling of consumer and consumerized IoT powered products and services.

Visit us at Hall 4 Stand C38

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…

 

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

Get CeBIT 2017 tickets here | Hier erhalten Sie Ihr CeBIT 2017 Ticket

We look forward to meeting you at CeBIT 2017.

Wed Mar 15 2017

Cumulocity joins Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program to simplify autonomous IoT solutions and secure deployments

Cumulocity joins Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program

Cumulocity, the leading independent IoT device management and application enablement platform provider, takes a prominent role in Dell’s innovative technology and services based IoT ecosystem. In addition, Dell Edge Gateways can now integrate with the Cumulocity IoT platform out-of-the-box.

Dusseldorf, Germany – Today, there is an increasing adoption of technology into organisations – innovations that connect an ecosystem of sensors, devices and equipment to secure, reliable and scalable platforms for tracking, analysis and action. Cumulocity believes that the Internet of Things (IoT) requires the collaboration of an ecosystem of partners to best serve an end customer’s unique needs in a way that focuses on business benefits and minimises risks.

Cumulocity has been working with Dell since last year, with the two companies now connecting their strong ecosystems to the benefit of all customers and partners. The Dell IoT Solution Partner Program is a curated world-class program of technology providers that address all parts of the solution landscape and complement Dell’s broad portfolio of enabling IoT infrastructure. The programme was recently named IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year by IoT Breakthrough.

The Cumulocity IoT platform is open, publicly documented and standards based, which allows customers to innovate full end-to-end solutions rapidly and avoid the risks of both digital disruption and technological dead ends. This collaboration allows the Dell Gateways to be used out-of-the-box and remotely configured for use in locally autonomous multi-layered IoT solutions, as required by most manufacturing and process related industries.

“Our experience has shown that there is an increasing demand for the processing capabilities of IoT to be distributed across a range of heterogeneous platforms and devices. Dell has taken the lead in crystallizing autonomous high performance edge infrastructure. Our membership in the Dell IoT Partner Program allows our partners and customers to benefit from one of the world’s most honoured IoT ecosystems.” Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumulocity

View Cumulocity's developers guide for the Dell Edge Gateway here.

Mon Mar 06 2017

Cumulocity @ Embedded World 2017

Cumulocity @ Embedded World 2017

Cumulocity will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg 14 - 16 March with its strategic partner Deutsche Telekom to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

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Cumulocity 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.
  • Advanced Role-Based Access Controls drastically reduce complexities and enable rapid end-user scaling of consumer and consumerized IoT powered products and services.
  • Cloud Remote Access enables secure interaction with an asset's Human Machine Interface (HMI) from inside the existing web-based user interface and allows the rapid troubleshooting of complex issues.

Visit us at Hall 3 Stand 3-525

Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device Management for OEMs & Manufacturers
  • 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 Embedded World 2017 tickets for free here | Hier erhalten Sie Ihr kostenloses Embedded World 2017 Ticket

We look forward to meeting you at Embedded World 2017.

Mon Feb 27 2017

Reliance group’s Unlimit and Cumulocity enter a strategic partnership to deliver IoT solutions and services in India

Unlimit and Cumulocity enter a strategic partnership

Unlimit, powered by India’s Reliance Group, the first dedicated IoT business unit of any telecom operator in India, and Cumulocity, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) software platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver IoT solutions in India.

Barcelona, Spain – at the Mobile World Congress 2017

The partnership extends Unlimit’s connectivity offering with Cumulocity’s advanced IoT application enablement platform. The combined offering enables Unlimit’s customers to benefit from rapid machine, sensor and device integration; data collection and normalization; and real-time analytics for condition monitoring. It further offers predictive maintenance and supply chain automation; comprehensive device management and remote control; vertical application configurable real-time dashboards; and fast and affordable enterprise IT integration.

“With the number of connected devices in India projected to rise from 200 million today to 3 billion by 2020, nearly every part of the economy will be positively impacted by IoT. We are delighted to partner with Cumulocity to unlock the full potential of IoT for our customers and make the benefits of IoT virtually UNLIMITed,” Mr Juergen Hase, Chief Executive Officer of Unlimit

The Indian market has the perfect eco-system to fully exploit the benefits of the Internet of Things with the necessity to manage extremely high usage public and commercial services for many diverse consumers and enterprises at the lowest cost. Recent analyst reports predict that IoT in India will grow at a CAGR of 28% over the next 5 years, which may result in technological leapfrogging of more established economies. Early benefits are already anticipated in many sectors such as transport, wellness, healthcare, buildings, home, factories, agriculture, livestock, electric grids and water supply networks.

“In Unlimit and the Reliance Group, we have found very strong strategic partners to exploit substantial opportunities for IoT in the Indian market. The combination of Reliance Group’s vast vertical market expertise, Unlimit’s innovate business approaches and Cumulocity’s world-leading IoT software platform allows the fast-evolving Indian market to step up to rapidly build, secure and deploy state-of-the-art IoT solutions in an extremely cost efficient way,” Mr Bernd Gross, Chief Executive Officer of Cumulocity

About Reliance Group

Reliance Group is among India's top private sector business houses serving over 250 million customers across the telecommunications, power, financial services, infrastructure, media and entertainment and healthcare sectors. Founded by the late Shri DhirubhaiAmbani (1932-2002), the Reliance Group positively influences the lives of one in every 5 aspiring Indians across more than 25,000 cities and towns and 400,000 villages.

The Reliance Group strongly believes it has a pivotal role to play in shaping the destiny of our great nation. Through its various consumer-facing businesses, the Group provides a robust platform to every Indian to realize his/ her potential through its state-of-the-art products and services. The Group enjoys the unparalleled trust, faith and confidence of its customers, and is one of the largest employers in the country with a young, highly-trained and motivated workforce, with an average age of 35 years.

About Unlimit

Set up by Reliance Group, Unlimit is the only dedicated IoT business unit in India, focused solely on IoT solutions for the enterprise. Unlimit enables both Indian and foreign companies to grow their IoT business by getting to market faster and scaling quickly with high service reliability at low ownership costs.

website: www.unlimit.co.in

Thu Feb 23 2017

Hyper-Efficient IoT Software Platforms Unlock Business Efficiency

IoT Now

Bernd Gross, chief executive of Cumulocity, was interviewed by IoT Now magazine on how Cumulocity’s pioneering global IoT software platform continues to lead the market and the points all organisations should consider in their IoT deployments.

Bernd Gross, tells IoT Now that, organisations are looking for solutions that allow them to exploit the benefits of IoT without being constrained by the vast array of heterogeneous technologies. The Cumulocity IoT software platform is designed as a ready to use product, with flexible deployment options and open APIs to avoid lock-ins. The platform is a highly scalable solution, based on the principles of multi-tenancy and automation as inherent in efficient IoT operations, and built around a strong ecosystem of partners.

Open, Extensible, Scalable, Highly Automated and Secure

Internet of Things continues to deliver on early predictions as more and more devices become connected to the interwoven networks, and as the number of applications and amount of data continues to grow at exponential rates. These substantial shifts in volumes, far from comparable to any increases seen before, are what makes scalability a premium feature in any robust and competitive IoT application platform. Added to the scalability challenge is also the multi-dimensionality of what is being scaled – the diversity of devices, applications, protocols and data types. Where perhaps one provider may have built scalability for one particular aspect of IoT, it is the combination of all these factors which ultimately prove the features and functions of device management, data management, and application management in leading IoT software platforms like Cumulocity’s.

“Enabling scalability in IoT operations cannot be the end goal – the next step for any service provider must be to ensure that the operations themselves are efficient and ultimately fully automated.”

Read the full article here.

See the Feb / Mar edition of the IoT Now Magazine here.

Tue Feb 21 2017

Cumulocity Radically Simplifies Deployment and Operation of Mass Customised IoT Platforms with Release 8.0

Cumulocity Radically Simplifies Deployment and Operation of Mass Customised IoT Platforms

Cumulocity, the leading IoT software platform provider, announces the availability of release 8.0 of their IoT Platform which radically simplifies the deployment of mass customised IoT solutions for service providers, enterprises and OEMs in all market sectors.

Dusseldorf, Germany – In addition, release 8.0 enhances the capability of the IoT platform with features relevant to real-world IoT solution deployments, such as: fully integrated secure connectivity to the Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) of assets; enhanced asset simulation and device integration tools; and extended platform management capabilities.

Cumulocity continuously evolves its leading IoT platform in an agile development process with releases every two weeks and announces annual updates to support market communications. The new capabilities of release 8.0 include:

Cumulocity Enterprise Edition - The perfect solution for OEMs and manufacturers is based on the most secure data separation concept available in the market. The Enterprise Edition is a true white label product which can be fully end-customer branded and automatically deployed in minutes, avoiding the need for lengthy set-ups and deployments. Advanced administrative rights and native multi-tenancy significantly increase the level of end-customer self-service available in market today.

Cloud Remote Access – World-first solution which allows technical support staff to securely view and interact with the Human Machine Interface (HMI) of capable assets using screen-sharing from inside the existing Cumulocity web-based user interface. This approach removes the need for complex VPNs and clients to be configured and avoids the risks associated with maintaining them.

Smart REST Editor - Developers can configure the mapping of Cumulocity’s open data efficient SmartREST payload using a code-less drag and drop approach. New Device Simulator - Enhancements to the simulator enable digital representations of full devices and assets to be created and used to validate the operation of real-time analytics rules prior to mass deployment.

LPWAN Integration – Natively device and network agnostic, Cumulocity has pre-integrated connectors for SigFox, LoRa and NB-IoT (3GPP) technologies. These enable enterprises and service providers to adopt short-term opportunistic market driven LPWAN approaches without the need to modify backend applications or IT integrations if a more strategic approach is necessary later.

Cloud Sensor App – Organisations can use the app to engage and educate customer executives about the real-world benefits of IoT to their organisations using just a smartphone app and show how the Cumulocity IoT platform can be easily configured to deliver immediate business value.

“Cumulocity, with its world leading IoT Device Management combined with the new release 8 capabilities, is a perfect solution for digitally transforming organisations in a secure, cost efficient and future-proof manner.” Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumulocity

Sign up for our release 8.0 webinars for Power Users and Device Developers or visit us at the Mobile World Congress, Hall 6, Booth B40.

Mon Feb 06 2017

Cumulocity @ Mobile World Congress 2017

Cumulocity @ MWC 2017

Cumulocity will be exhibiting at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona on 27 Feb - 2 Mar 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 Oracle), 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 6 Stand B40

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 2017.

Mon Jan 23 2017

Quark IOE and Cumulocity enter strategic partnership to deliver IoT solutions and services in China

Quark IOE and Cumulocity

Quark IOE, a subsidiary of Guangdong Eastone Century Technology Co Ltd (300310:Shenzhen) and Cumulocity, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) software platform provider, enter a strategic partnership to deliver IoT solutions in mainland China and Taiwan.

Beijing, China – 23 January 2017 — The partnership combines the capabilities of Cumulocity’s advanced IoT platform and Quark IOE’s extensive enterprise communications expertise to form the best of breed IoT solutions environment for China. The combined capabilities allow Quark IOE’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.

In China, the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Industry 4.0 practices are mirroring the same rapid adoption as their earlier generation techniques. A recent report from the GSMA, the global mobile operator industry association, stated that China is fast becoming a global leader in adopting IoT technologies due to strong government support and substantial private investment. China’s IoT deployments are growing rapidly and deliver real change across its economy.

Guangdong Eastone Century Technology (Eastone) is one of China’s leading solution providers for high-tech enterprises. Through its many subsidiaries, it focuses on providing wireless, core and transmission construction, integration and optimisation services for telecommunication operators and original equipment manufacturers. Quark IOE harnesses all the networking expertise gained across the Eastone businesses to solve their customers IoT and enterprise digitisation challenges. Eastone already has wide experience in IoT with a range of high quality multi-functional remotely controlled PLC’s.

The “Quark IOE Platform” will be jointly developed by both Quark IOE and Cumulocity specifically for the Chinese market. The partnership allows Quark IOE 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. Exclusivity for the Chinese market provides both parties with a solid foundation for the partnership’s success.

“We are delighted to have an exclusive partnership with Cumulocity to extend its market leading IoT platform and assist Chinese enterprises in their digital transformations. The combination of Cumulocity, Quark IOE and the breadth of Eastone organisations provides enterprises with not only the experience of what is important to each local vertical market, but also the technical capability to overcome challenges and realise opportunities thoroughly.” Xiao Li, CEO Quark IOE

 

“In Quark IOE and Eastone we have found very strong strategic partners to exploit the enormous opportunities the Chinese market holds for the Internet of Things, powered by the world’s leading IoT software platform. The combination of Quark IOE’s considerable local technical and Go-to-Market expertise allows the vast Chinese market to build IoT solutions rapidly, securely and reliability.” Bernd Gross, CEO Cumulocity

About Quark IOE

Quark IOE is an innovative IoT solutions and service provider in China. Quark IOE is a subsidiary of the leading Chinese telecommunications provider Guangdong Eastone Century Technology Co Ltd (300310:Shenzhen) and was founded in 2016 to catalyse Eastone’s expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company delivers a one-stop IoT solution for customers managing their connected devices, exploiting big data and successfully realising business transformations. With professional service teams across China, Quark IOE develops IoT applications and solutions for a wide range of vertical markets rapidly and efficiently.