M2M platform developer ThingWorx has formed a strategic partnership with services company CSC it says will result in time-to-market savings for end customers and spur innovation in the location-based services market.
Under the tie-up, CSC (Falls Church, VA, USA) will incorporate the ThingWorx (Exton, PA, USA) platform into its OmniLocation MachinEdge offering, allowing it to develop and deploy M2M services for its customers worldwide.
The two companies reckon that by combining CSC’s consulting experience with the ThingWorx platform they can dramatically reduce the cost and risk for customers “in every stage of M2M maturity”.
The alliance could also give rise to M2M solutions that encompass features like social, mobile, search and collaboration.
“After an extensive evaluation, we concluded that ThingWorx provides a unique application enablement platform for building M2M and Internet of Things solutions, and one that is complimentary to the direction of our M2M strategy and is a perfect fit for our OmniLocation enterprise visibility technology,” said Richard Tomredle, chief technologies for CSC.
“The MachinEdge solution will enable the delivery of innovative applications that are much richer in functionality, in a fraction of the time required with alternative approaches,” he said.
ThingWorx believes CSC’s global reach will help to accelerate the adoption of M2M services in sectors including manufacturing, energy, medical and industrial equipment markets.
“The acceleration of M2M adoption is self-reinforcing, and will be a key catalyst for rapid growth in the emerging connected world,” said Russ Fadel, the chief executive of ThingWorx. “Businesses in every phase of M2M maturity will benefit from CSC’s end-to-end solution delivery capability.”