网络科技

    今日:1291| 主题:246131
收藏本版
互联网、科技极客的综合动态。

[科技] IBM sees tipping point at hand for industrial Internet

[复制链接]
分手后S朋友 发表于 2016-10-4 04:29:11
88 3

立即注册CoLaBug.com会员,免费获得投稿人的专业资料,享用更多功能,玩转个人品牌!

您需要 登录 才可以下载或查看,没有帐号?立即注册

x

IBM sees tipping point at hand for industrial Internet-1 (industrial,countries,corporate,customers,struggled)

  FRANKFURT Plugging computer sensors into factories, cars, shops and offices to help them operate more smartly on the industrial Internet, or so-called Internet of Things (IoT), is moving beyond prototypes into the mass market, IBM said on Monday.
The computer services and software company, which has struggled with flagging growth in its traditional business in recent years, said its industrial Internet business has surged to 6,000 paying customers from 4,000 at the end of 2015.
The IoT, which gives many billions of machine parts the capability to send and receive data, is vital to IBM's turnaround as it has refocused on areas that promise profitable growth such as analytics, security and cloud services. That a tipping point may now be being reached for the industrial Internet is borne out by a recent global survey of 4,500 corporate decision-makers in 27 countries by market research firm IDC that found the market is moving beyond proof of concept projects to full-scale project deployments.
"We think 2019 is going to be that inflection curve where the market really takes off," IDC IoT analyst Vernon Turner said of how business cases proven over the next two years will set the stage for IoT to hit the mainstream. Nearly a third of corporate customers in the IDC survey said they have launched IoT projects, while another 42 percent said they plan to do so in the next 12 months.
To meet rising demand, IBM said it plans to hire 1,000 people over the next few years at its new global IoT headquarters in Munich, executives said.
That is part of a broader move by IBM to hire 25,000 new employees in growth areas globally, while cutting jobs and costs in slower growing hardware and services businesses.
"There was so much tire-kicking a year ago. Now you are seeing adopters in every single industry actually building solutions," IBM's vice president in charge of IoT platforms Bret Greenstein said in an interview.
  IBM will announce on Tuesday a new strategic partnership with German industrial ball bearing giant Schaeffler ( SHA_p.DE ) to supply it with data analytics, cloud services and consulting, in a deal where both firms invest and jointly market services.
The deal covers areas ranging from product development to manufacturing to preventive maintenance once cars, trains, wind turbines and other moving parts are sold.
IBM's global head of IoT business Harriet Green said she has four to five big deals in the pipeline with Asian firms involved in manufacturing and robotics. IBM also said it signed up new clients such as Dutch drone maker Aerialtronics to use IoT for inspecting oil rigs, power lines, cellphone towers and city traffic patterns.
So far, however, high-growth areas - "strategic imperatives" in IBM parlance - have failed to offset declines its overall business has seen for the last five years. In its latest reported quarter, IBM's "strategic imperative" businesses, which include IoT, slowed to only 7 percent growth, while core businesses in services and hardware fell 14 percent year-on-year, Bernstein Research calculates.
(Editing by Louise Ireland)
友荐云推荐




上一篇:Apple partnering with Danish university to investigate sustainable energy
下一篇:Live video broadcasting app Meerkat is officially dead
酷辣虫提示酷辣虫禁止发表任何与中华人民共和国法律有抵触的内容!所有内容由用户发布,并不代表酷辣虫的观点,酷辣虫无法对用户发布内容真实性提供任何的保证,请自行验证并承担风险与后果。如您有版权、违规等问题,请通过"联系我们"或"违规举报"告知我们处理。

~hihi~ 发表于 2016-10-11 01:07:37
我装作听不懂的样子
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

qzrkcg435 发表于 2016-10-11 13:59:30
我是火华哥,抢沙发专业户。。。。
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

1658721535 发表于 2016-11-11 17:53:26
LZ是天才,坚定完毕
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

*滑动验证:
您需要登录后才可以回帖 登录 | 立即注册

本版积分规则

我要投稿

推荐阅读

扫码访问 @iTTTTT瑞翔 的微博
回页顶回复上一篇下一篇回列表手机版
手机版/CoLaBug.com ( 粤ICP备05003221号 | 文网文[2010]257号 )|网站地图 酷辣虫

© 2001-2016 Comsenz Inc. Design: Dean. DiscuzFans.

返回顶部 返回列表