US IT giant IBM says it has launched new products aimed at accelerating the adoption of M2M technologies by global organizations.
The company says its new software and services will help customers to connect their existing systems to a wide variety of mobile devices and M2M technologies.
At the cornerstone of the strategy is IBM MessageSight, a new product designed to help organizations manage the billions of mobile devices and sensors installed in automobiles, traffic management systems, smart buildings and household appliances.
IBM (Armonk, NY, USA) is also adapting its MobileFirst capabilities so that clients can develop customized mobile apps that include process management and operational decision-making features.
Moreover, the company has modified its cloud computing services to include those same features, and says this will complement a new release of Blueworks Live - its SaaS-based cloud offering.
Announcing the new features, IBM says it is acting partly on the findings of a recent study it carried out, showing that chief executives rate technology as the most important external factor affecting their organizations today.
It says many organizations are struggling to reinvent their business operations and keep pace with technology developments.
“The technology shifts created by big data, cloud, mobile and social business are drastically changing the business landscape, driving an intelligent, interconnected and instrumented world that is smarter than ever before,” said IBM’s Marie Wieck in a statement.
“Successful businesses must find ways to extend and connect their existing infrastructures to the billions of mobile devices and M2M technologies that now exist,” she added. “IBM’s new offerings, being rolled out today, will simplify this process drastically.”