A1 Digital and Software AG Forge Strategic Alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Cumulocity IoT

A1 Digital and Software AG Forge Strategic Alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Cumulocity IoT

  • New technology partnership with Software AG strengthens A1 Digital’s IoT offering
  • A1 Digital and Software AG will collaborate on complete IoT packages encompassing connectivity and applications for device and service monitoring
  • Small and medium sized enterprises will benefit from cost-effective turn-key IoT solutions

A1 Digital, the enterprise digitisation focused subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group, and Software AG, a global independent software company, have announced a new strategic partnership.

The goal of the strategic alliance is to expand the Austria Group subsidiary’s open, cloud-based, IoT offering for all industries. Using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT, A1 Digital will deliver a range of innovative cloud-based IoT packages with associated hardware. The A1 Digital solution will enable customers to create industry specific applications for real-time device and service monitoring and management. With this solution, A1 Digital is addressing the growing demand for cost-effective turn-key Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The first stage of the partnership will be focused on the European market.

Telekom Austria Group is a leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe. The company serves 24 million customers across 7 countries and had an annual revenue of 4.38 billion Euros in 2017.

According to the news release, Dr. Elisabetta Castiglioni, chief executive officer, A1 Digital, noted that:

“The Internet of Things is A1 Digital’s primary area of growth and that this strategic partnership will strengthen our technology leadership and speed our customers’ adoption of the Internet of Things. Our customers will benefit from an extensive portfolio of products, which combine data from physical sensors with innovative analytical software solutions.”

Bernd Gross, senior vice president, IoT and Cloud, Software AG, added,
“IoT will have a massive impact on society and the economy, and it will radically change many business models. The combination of A1 Digital’s high-performance, comprehensive, cloud and IoT technology coupled with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT will provide enterprises of all sizes with technologically superior, highly scalable IoT solutions.”

A1 Digital and Software AG will jointly offer new IoT packages that enable users to integrate their IoT devices and analyse sensor data in real time. The IoT packages include solutions for streaming and edge analytics, on-premise, cloud and hybrid integration, dynamic process management and IoT device management. The IoT offering is scalable to any number of sensors, with flexible management capabilities. Furthermore, it allows integration of multiple business applications (e.g. CRM, ERP, MES) addressing the entire value chain.

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