NEC Partners With Siemens For IoT Monitoring and Analysis

  • The collaboration might provide a solution for manufacturing that connects Siemens’ MindSphere and NEC’s SIAT
  • Microsoft has also announced its partnership with Cisco to build Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

NEC Corporation has announced its collaboration with Siemens in order to provide artificial intelligence (AI) monitoring and analysis. As mentioned in a press release, NEC said that the collaboration will provide a solution for manufacturing that connects MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens, and NEC’s System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT).

NEC will be joining the MindSphere Partner Program according to the agreement that was signed by the two companies. This might provide NEC with access to specialised technical training and support from Siemens as well as a number of joint go-to-market capabilities.

Last year April, Siemens announced the availability of Mendix. Mendix is a low-code enterprise app development platform, on its MindSphere system. This move focused on offering relevant support that is needed to easily test, develop and deliver MindSphere applications.

The benefit

“With technology from Mendix, we can empower customers, regardless of technology background, to use low-code development to transform the way they approach and solve business problems. Adding the ability to create native MindSphere applications using the Mendix no-code/low-code approach can provide capabilities that are unmatched by any other industrial IoT provider,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, the president and CEO at Siemens Digital Industries Software.

Other partnerships

Earlier this month, Microsoft has announced that it is partnering with Cisco in order to integrate Azure cloud with Cisco’s IoT platform to build the Cisco Edge to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, a solution that will enable seamless connectivity and streamlined edge data flow into Azure IoT. According to a Microsoft blog post by Tony Shakib, IoT business acceleration leader at Microsoft Azure, the integration “provides the necessary software, hardware, and cloud services that businesses need to rapidly launch IoT initiatives and quickly realise business value.”