The Fujitsu Cloud Internet of Things (IoT) Platform is helping simplify and accelerate the design, delivery and management of high performance IoT-based solutions – and is now available in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region, as part of the Cloud Service K5 ecosystem.
Due to disruptive and rapidly changing market dynamics and customer expectations, businesses need to be agile and responsive to remain competitive in today’s business environment. As organizations undertake digital transformations and digitalize processes to reinvent how they operate, they become increasingly reliant on IoT-based solutions to generate and manage the new sources of data that can provide truly holistic operational visibility.
Fujitsu developed its Cloud IoT Platform to address the management of IoT deployments, which can be complex, time-consuming and can often require specialist skills. The Fujitsu Cloud IoT Platform enables customers to remove complexity and benefit from a comprehensive, plug and play cloud-based solution to integrate selected IoT data into mainstream business processes.
A rich set of APIs allow the collection and compilation of data from multiple sources, and Fujitsu provides a holistic dashboard for managing data from IoT devices. Consequently, customers can deploy an IoT platform customized to their exact needs, with effortless expansion to accommodate new devices and data volumes. The straightforward, pay-as-you-consume pricing structure also makes financial planning easier and eliminates the need for upfront capital expenditure.
Conway Kosi, SVP and Head of Managed Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu EMEIA, commented: “Very few organizations buy IoT as a technology. Customers want solutions to address specific business needs, or to find a way of transforming their processes. In providing a complete, managed IoT solution, Fujitsu enables them to jump straight to reaping the benefits of an IoT deployment, leapfrogging complex and time-consuming planning and implementation stages as they integrate the data.
“Fujitsu’s comprehensive Managed Services portfolio allows us to partner with our customers, giving them the opportunity to focus on the end result instead of becoming overwhelmed with the process – enabling them to leverage the valuable IoT data they have generated as they focus on transforming their businesses.”
Vernon Turner, SVP and IoT Fellow at research company IDC, comments: “The IoT market is maturing quickly. Enterprises around the world are already integrating sensor data collected and collated by IoT platforms into production processes. This is leading to the IoT increasingly becoming accepted as the logical successor to point solutions based on stand-alone technologies, such as M2M and RFID.
“However, the IoT is quickly reaching an inflection point where just sensors, technology and data are not enough – enterprises need System Integrators to help them combine their sensor data with existing systems, and create some meaningful business value from the sum of the parts. At IDC, we call this time to value, and our research has recognized that what customers need most of all are partners who both understand and can manage the complexity of integrating IoT into existing IT systems, with the ability to make the IoT a valued part of mission-critical business platforms.”
The Fujitsu Cloud IoT Platform enables customers to manage sensors and devices, collect, send and receive the data generated and analyze this to make real-time decisions. The platform is plug and play so customers can easily adapt it to meet their specific requirements. The multi-tenant nature of the solution means it is cost-efficient and easy to manage, while a broad-cross section of functionalities makes it easier to integrate IoT solutions with one another.
Fujitsu is providing its Cloud IoT Platform to customers via its enterprise Cloud Service K5. This next generation cloud platform was specifically created to enable customers to achieve efficient, easy and cost effective enterprise level digital transformations.
Another core element of IoT is edge computing. In edge computing particularly related to M2M and RFID Fujitsu has gained a proven track record as a System Integrator leveraging its GlobeRanger iMotion platform.
Fujitsu’s extensive experience of seamlessly integrating new IoT technology with existing legacy systems makes leveraging business intelligence data collected by means of IoT more accessible than ever.