Thu Nov 23 2017

Siemens strengthens its IoT operating system MindSphere through technology partnership with Software AG

Siemens AG and Software AG announced a partnership.


Siemens AG and Software AG announced a partnership to strengthen the presence of the cloud-based open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system MindSphere across industries.

Darmstadt, November 23rd, 2017 – MindSphere supports industrial companies in their digital transformation and offers a development platform to a broad customer base where companies can integrate their own applications and services to promote IoT innovations. Software AG brings the highly scalable components of its Digital Business Platform to MindSphere, which help customers to flexibly manage networks of millions of end devices.

“Working hand in hand with partners like Software AG, we are continuing to drive forward the expansion of our IoT operating system MindSphere, creating an ever more extensive global ecosystem. With MindSphere as a key component of our Digital Enterprise Suite we provide optimum support for manufacturing customers undergoing the digital transformation,” Dr. Jan Mrosik, CEO Digital Factory Division, Siemens AG

“Our goal is to intelligently combine Siemens’ global industrial presence as an innovation leader with our software expertise in IoT to benefit our customers. Bringing our high-performance components of our Digital Business Platform to MindSphere, users will have new opportunities to exploit the full potential of their data to get a competitive edge. Thereby, we will strengthen the IoT operating system." Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG


MindSphere is Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects real things to the digital world, and enables powerful industry applications and digitalservices to drive business success.

MindSphere’s open Platform as a Service (PaaS) enables a rich partner ecosystem to develop and deliver new applications providing a basis for new business models, such as in the fields of preventive maintenance, energy data management or resource optimization. The open access of the operating system is particularly important here, such as the use of open interfaces (APIs) to produce OEM and customer specific apps as well as open standards for connectivity such as OPC UA. MindSphere thus forms the basis for new business models, for example for machine manufacturers. Siemens MindApps provide the basic functions for machine manufacturers to enter the digital world. Machine manufacturers can use these basic functions to apply their specific and comprehensive machine and process knowledge to developing and marketing innovative customized applications, solutions and services for their customers. This allows them, for example, to monitor machines scattered throughout the world, or whole machine fleets, and to reduce their downtime.

Software AG and Siemens AG’s technology will provide comprehensive market- leading capabilities enabling users to acquire and comprehensive analyze raw data produced by plants, machines, systems and products even more easily. For this, Software AG application and device management technology enables both centralized networking of devices as well as cloud-based management, providing scalable and flexible management for a network of millions of end devices, also in the area of edge analytics in the future. Software AG application connectivity technology integrates a variety of different business applications (e.g., SaaS, Big Data, IoT, client-, partner- or shop-floor applications) along the entire value chain.

MindSphere is part of Siemens’ comprehensive Digital Enterprise Suite solution. Companies that are designing, developing, and manufacturing products using the Digital Enterprise Suite for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) are building products, like laptops, computers, televisions, cars, trucks, planes, heavy equipment, fitness devices, white goods, etc. Siemens envisions these products being connected to MindSphere so their data can be collected and analyzed in MindSphere applications and connected back to the complete Digital Twin to drive innovation. With this platform, the company enables smooth collaboration for all stakeholders along the entire industrial value chain, from individual product design to the delivery of associated services.

View the full press release here.

Tue Nov 21 2017

Cumulocity @ SPS IPC Drives, Nuremberg

Cumulocity @ SPS IPC Drives, Nuremberg


Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be exhibiting at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg on 28-30 November to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting


Speak with us at:

Hall 10.0 Booth 422E


Experience the Cumulocity IoT platform at:

Hall 6 Booth 150
Hall 6 Booth 458
Hall 6 Booth 259
Hall 7 Booth 201
Hall 7a Booth 330
Hall 9 Booth 80


Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • And much, much more …

Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:


Register for SPS IPC Drives tickets here.

We look forward to meeting you at the SPS IPC Drives, Nuremburg.

Mon Nov 20 2017

Cumulocity @ i8c IoT Innovation Workshop, Belgium

Cumulocity @ i8c IoT Innovation Workshop, Belgium


Join Cumulocity and Software AG IoT experts and learn how to quickly turn your IoT ideas into real products and services using the Cumulocity IoT platform. Register now for the limited space workshop with our partner i8c on 12 December at Kontich, Belgium.

Register for Free


The IoT is creating an increased amount of connectivity and complexity between business, IT and Operational systems - impacting device connectivity and data integration. What you need is a platform that can take care of your security, provide a growth path, and ensure reliability. Put simply, you need an IoT platform for today’s needs and tomorrow’s plans.

A few hours learning how IoT can help your organization = Priceless

You are invited to our complimentary IoT Workshop, jam-packed with tips, tricks and hands-on training.

Check out the agenda…

  • 13:30 "Registration"
  • 14:00 "Welcome and Opening" - Kristof Lievens, i8c
  • 14:15 "Digital Business Platform and Customer Use Cases" - Wilfred Harbers, Software AG and Philipp Schuster, Cumulocity
  • 15:00 "Hands on IoT Workshop" - Facilitated by Philipp Schuster, Cumulocity
  • "Wrap up of the day and Closing" - Kristof Lievens, i8c
  • 17:00 "Drinks and Networking" - Everybody!

All you need to bring is:
  • Your own Android device
  • Your free Cumulocity trial account credentials (trial available at www.cumulocity.com)
  • A sense of adventure and a desire to change the world

You don't even need to bring your laptop as PC's will be provided.

If you are one of these, you really ought to be there:

  • Anyone who is working on an IoT project
  • Anyone who will be starting a new IoT project

We look forward to meeting you at the i8c IoT Innovation Workshop, Belgium.

Tue Oct 03 2017

Cumulocity @ IoT World Forum, London

Cumulocity @ IoT World Forum, London

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be speaking and exhibiting at the IoT World Forum in London on 15-16 November to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

 

Learn from us at:

14:15, 15 Nov
How To Scale an IoT Business with IoT Cloud Bernd Gross, CEO
15:45, 15 Nov
Panel Discussion: Meet The Experts! Exploring New Revenue Streams in The Internet of Things Ecosystem Bernd Gross, CEO

Speak with us at:

Our stand in the Exhibition Hall



Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • And much, much more …

 

Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:


Use code SOFT3 to receive a 30% discount when you register for the IoT World Forum here.

We look forward to meeting you at the IoT World Forum, London.

Mon Oct 02 2017

Continuous innovation is at the core of development for the IoT vision

Bernd Gross

Bernd Gross, chief executive of Cumulocity, was interviewed for IoT Now magazine, on how Cumulocity's IoT platform is now positioned within parent Software AG and the new revolutionary approaches to Industrial IoT.

Bernd Gross, tells IoT Now that, the market is moving decisively towards an informed understanding of the potential of IoT solutions. Therefore, we start to see solid and strategic investment in the Internet of Things. We are in front of very complex projects because of their strategic nature, but also because of their size and their sophistication. For example, we are working on projects involving more than 100,000 machines. And, the project does not only aim to monitor these machines, but to run sophisticated activities such as predictive maintenance of those machines. Bear in mind, 100,000 machines is just the beginning. The project is moving towards a global roll-out, which will involve a larger number of machines.

 

Innovation speed is crucial for Industrial IoT

 

At Cumulocity we have a strong commitment to innovating our platform and actively invest in updating existing services and offering new ones. Consequently, we believe that Cumulocity offers a very reliable, scalable, and innovative platform. We offer capabilities that are not often seen in the market place. One to highlight is our true multi-tenant architecture. In some cases, multi-tenancy is used to describe multi-user access to platforms which present an intuitive UI to users and for multi-user management. However, this is just part of a multi-tenant architecture. Cumulocity offers multi-client architecture at database level. The data can be stored by customers completely separated at the database level. This ensures a strong level of data security. This aspect is becoming especially relevant in the Industrial Internet, in which the data volumes are growing continuously and in diverse ways. Following this, Cumulocity also offers a very flexible and expandable data sharing concept. This is important in the Industrial Internet because applications require interactions between a variety of partners and stakeholders as in the case of the supply chain.

Read the full article here.

See the Sep / Oct edition of the IoT Now Magazine here.

Thu Sep 28 2017

Cumulocity @ GITEX Technology Week, Dubai

Cumulocity @ GITEX Technology Week, Dubai

Cumulocity will be exhibiting at the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, with our parent Software AG, on 8-12 October to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

Cumulocity will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms for service providers at scale including IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management.


Visit us at Hall 7 Stand A7-30


Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • And much, much more …


Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

Register for GITEX Technology Week here.

We look forward to meeting you at the GITEX Technology Week, Dubai.

Tue Sep 26 2017

Cumulocity @ IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona

Cumulocity @ IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be exhibiting at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona on 3-5 October to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed, grow the EdgeX Foundry community and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

Cumulocity will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms for service providers at scale including IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management.


Visit us at Stand E541 (EdgeX Foundry)


Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Centrally Managed Autonomous IoT Edge Platforms
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • And much, much more …


Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

Register for IoT Solutions World Congress here.

We look forward to meeting you at the IoT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona.

Fri Sep 22 2017

Cumulocity @ Sigfox World IoT Expo, Prague

Cumulocity @ Sigfox World IoT Expo, Prague

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be exhibiting at the Sigfox World IoT Expo in Prague on 25-26 September to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting


Cumulocity will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms for service providers at scale including IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management.


Visit us at Floor C Stand C3


Find out how our IoT platform enables:

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • And much, much more…

 

Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success:

Get 40% off Sigfox World IoT Expo tickets with code SWIE40.

We look forward to meeting you at the SigFox World IoT Expo, Prague.

Thu Sep 14 2017

Software AG, a leader in IoT Technology, launches Cumulocity IoT

Software AG launches Cumulocity IoT

  • Fully cloud-enabled and scalable portfolio for the strong growing Internet of Things (IoT) market
  • Pre-configured IoT solutions enable enterprises to fast track IoT Services
  • Products include: industry leading device management, hybrid integration, streaming and predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as improved strategic IoT scenario planning

Darmstadt, Germany, September 14, 2017 – Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today continued its Internet of Things innovation drive with the launch of an extended Cumulocity IoT technology portfolio for cloud-based IoT platform services enablement. Cumulocity IoT will address today’s market demand for easy, fast, and scalable IoT solutions to support enterprises of all sizes, regardless of the level of sophistication of their IoT requirements. Recent market research shows that whereas nearly 90 percent of executives surveyed feel the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is critical to their companies’ success, only 16 percent have a comprehensive IIoT roadmap. The new Cumulocity IoT portfolio addresses this gap by offering self-service IoT solutions to enable organizations to develop their own IoT applications and solutions. Supporting customers, partners and suppliers through innovative, collaborative digital business models and “smart” IoT products and services is the driving force behind Software AG’s portfolio strategy.

The Cumulocity IoT portfolio operates at the edge, in the cloud or on premise – giving total customer freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and upgrading enterprise IoT platform, solutions and services. It includes a range of pre-packaged solutions such as Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Track & Trace, as well as quick and easy device and sensor management, thus bringing the worlds of IT and operational technology (OT) together. This freedom of choice allows for faster IoT innovation and adoption at a customer driven pace: from streamlining and efficiency of enterprise production processes – through total customer interaction and increased retention – by developing digital business models and the smart products and services demanded by today’s digital markets.

Cumulocity IoT brings together the power of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform and the original Cumulocity products portfolio into a single, comprehensive and leading IoT portfolio. The Cumulocity IoT portfolio will take full advantage of Software AG’s industry-leading integration, business process, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities, based on its heritage in enterprise middleware platform leadership.

It meets the needs of two distinct groups in the IoT market :

  1. Companies using IoT to enhance their own products and services
  2. IoT service providers seeking to build and commercialize an IoT platform

Cumulocity IoT is unique in that it provides enterprises with the ability to very quickly start limited scale, cloud-based IoT projects and, as their sophistication grows, be confident to build IoT platform and IoT services that will grow effortlessly with them. Enterprises can develop and implement IoT services at the optimal balance between risk and ambition, at their pace, at their choice. Cumulocity IoT is already in use by leading technology companies like Deutsche Telekom, Gardner Denver, Octo Telematics, NTT Communication, Reliance Group, and many more. This gives us a head start in our ambition to become a leading Technology provider in the IoT domain.

We recently announced a joint venture in the IoT area which fully underlines our commitment to this growing market. The joint venture called ADAMOS is a major IoT collaborative alliance with the leading manufacturing enterprises Dürr, Zeiss, DMG Mori and ASM PT. The purpose of this IoT alliance is to establish global industry standards for the manufacturing sector using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT as the technology foundation. ADAMOS partners and their customers will be able to leverage a comprehensive IoT platform and services at a fraction of the cost of developing their own solutions in a significantly shorter period of time.Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer, Software AG

View the full press release here

Fri Sep 08 2017

Cumulocity @ Sigfox Workshop, Dusseldorf

Cumulocity @ Sigfox Workshop, Düsseldorf

Cumulocity, a Software AG company, will be exhibiting at the Sigfox Workshop in Dusseldorf on 21 September to demonstrate how our IoT platform can enable your IoT initiatives to succeed and support our thriving partner ecosystem.

Arrange a meeting

 

Cumulocity will showcase some of our latest innovations, which will further simplify the establishment and configuration of enterprise IoT platforms for service providers at scale including IoT Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the need for a separate IoT platform instance to be established per enterprise and simplifies in-life management.

Learn from us at

  • 13:45 "How to leverage LPWAN with IoT platforms" - Philipp Schuster, Business Development, Cumulocity
  • 14:30 "Requirements and Process to Integrate with a Cloud Platform" - Georgi Huklev, Developer, Cumulocity

 

Find out how our IoT platform enables

  • Fully Tailored IoT Device & Application Management for Solution Providers
  • Low Power WAN Services for OEMs and Enterprises
  • Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance and Remote Control of Smart Devices
  • Digital Services for High Performance Consumer Products
  • And much, much more …

 

Read about how our IoT platform leads and enables business success

Try Cumulocity for free at www.cumulocity.com

Get Sigfox Workshop, Dusseldorf tickets here

We look forward to meeting you at the SigFox Workshop, Dusseldorf.