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By apacciooutlook | Tuesday, December 15, 2015
FREMONT, CA: Computer software giant Microsoft is empowering over 50 IT partners in Singapore including independent software vendors and application builders in a view to support its Smart Nation Vision by helping government and private organizations to increase Internet Of Things (IoT) applications. These partners build applications by utilizing the untapped data as workable knowledge to help organizations in becoming customer-centric and more responsive.
The proliferation of data and devices creates a vast opportunity for businesses to make their applications more intelligent by tapping into the data. The combination of cloud, connectivity and mobility technologies is also enabling the enterprise models to shift to IoT for reimaging their businesses.
Microsoft has chosen its partners based their vision of IoT adoption and acceleration in business transformation. These partners having a presence in across industry verticals such as manufacturing, oil and gas, building management, and healthcare co-develop solutions around asset management, smart building facilities, remote monitoring and predictive maintenance to build an environment integrating the devices, connectivity and analytics through the cloud. The lists of partners include Astoria solutions, Nextan and S3 Innovate.
The initiative from Microsoft will enable selected partners to boost their IoT capabilities in Singapore. The partners will have deeper access to Microsoft Azure IoT suite technical roadmap that helps partners to broaden their IoT offerings through pre-configured solutions.
“We live in a connected world, and the Internet Of Things are allowing organizations to accomplish what was previously unimaginable- or so costly so as to prohibitive to all but the largest organizations- just a few short years ago”, says Gerald Leo, director of small midmarket solutions an partner group at Microsoft Singapore.
Microsoft is helping the partners by extending its resources to develop business go-to-market strategies and increase their IoT contributions along with the technical course offerings.