IBM rolls out a range of analytics and IoT tools for industrial users

IBM rolls out a range of analytics and IoT tools for industrial users

IBM has rolled out a number of analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) tools to focus more on industries such as manufacturers, oil and gas companies, and utilities. That’s what ZDNet reports. With the new tools, IBM wants to compete more with GE’s industrial IoT products, as well as Uptake and C3.

The applications all fall under the banner of IBM Maxima Asset Performance Management (APM). This brand is often associated with enterprise asset management. Maxima is a leading suite in that area. Big Blue is now betting that it can add APM as an extension, to track assets. These include vehicles, equipment, turbines and elevators.

The Industrial IOT sector uses applications from players such as IBM, but also players such as Honeywell and United Technologies. Industrial companies use analytics and IoT to better maintain their equipment and proactively handle problems. For many salespeople, however, it is a challenge that industrial IoT platforms are increasingly merged.

An Eclipse Foundation survey for developers showed that IoT developers are increasingly moving towards AWS and Microsoft Azure.


Specifically, IBM is rolling out three things. First of all, there are Asset Health Insights. This is software that makes assessments based on real-time data from sensors, records and external data. It also launches Predictive Maintenance Insights, a data application for possible errors. Finally, the Equipment Management Assistant is rolled out. EMA uses artificial intelligence to help technicians carry out repairs.

IBM also says that it will adapt its Asset Performance Management suite for industries, starting with energy and utilities. In addition, the company said that The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is a customer of its APM suite.

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