Siemens, Orange Business Services partner for IIoT solutions

Monday April 23, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 23, 2018 - Telecommunications operator Orange Business Services and factory automation equipment provider Siemens say they have joined forces to help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial sector by simplifying integration and promoting IoT innovation.

The partnership aims to help businesses connect their machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world, allowing them to translate the data they produce into actionable business results, as well as optimize the supply chain, develop digitally enhanced products to increase customer satisfaction and create new business models.

The alliance is built around Siemens’ MindSphere, the Cloud-based open IoT operating system, and Datavenue, the Orange IoT and data analytics modular offering. Orange Business Services will bring its global cellular connectivity, consulting, system integration and application development skills to the partnership.

“Orange Business Services supports Siemens’ MindSphere Global Ecosystem with its leading IT, system integration and application development expertise, ultimately benefiting our joint customers. The global IoT connectivity offering from Orange supports requirements where digital products and digital processes can be integrated in our MindSphere platform. Our customers will now benefit from worldwide coverage, which supports new business models and scalability,” said Kai Brasche, vice president, MindSphere Partner Management EMEA at Siemens.

The partnership will initially focus on Europe, starting with solutions to be rolled out in Germany and Austria.

“We are delighted to partner with Siemens in the MindSphere Ecosystem in the industrial sector. By combining our strengths we are providing industrial enterprises with new opportunities to exploit their data and unleash the power of IoT to drive significant competitive advantage,” said Olivier Ondet, senior vice president, IoT and Analytics, Orange Business Services.

To demonstrate the capabilities of the partnership, Orange Business Services and Siemens will be present on the MindSphere booth at Hannover Messe 2018, Hall 9, stand D35, April 23-27.

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