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Internet Of Things
The Internet of Things promises vast opportunities, but it also poses challenges for businesses that seek to take action and realize tangible results as it can seem overwhelming, complicated and expensive. Microsoft can help enterprises drive business value while building on existing technology assets, devices and data. Microsoft, along with its partner ecosystem, has the devices, the services and the cloud to help you take advantage of IOT.
The Internet of Things is the subject of hype, and of vast projections: According to McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet of Things has the potential to create an economic impact of $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025 (McKinsey Global Institute, Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy, May 2013).
The Internet of Things is not a futuristic, aspirational technology trend. It’s here today in the devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure, and data and business intelligence tools you are already using. Rather than thinking about the Internet of Things in terms of everything–such as billions of devices and sensors–focus on what matters most to you. Instead of thinking about the massive amount of data being produced, think about how one piece of data can provide value to your business.
Microsoft delivers a unique, integrated approach that allows enterprises to capitalize on the Internet of Things by gathering, storing and processing data. This approach extends from a broad product portfolio for a range of PCs, tablets and industry devices on the edge of enterprise networks, to developer tools, backend systems and services, and a diverse partner ecosystem.
When connected line-of-business (LoB) assets–from sensors to industry devices–extend Windows across an enterprise’s infrastructure to the network edge, and the breadth of Microsoft’s data platform is harnessed, your business can capitalize on new intelligence and opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach.
Microsoft delivers a unique, integrated approach for enterprises to capitalize on the Internet of Things by gathering, storing and processing data. This approach extends from our breadth product portfolio for a range of PCs, tablets and industry devices on the edge of enterprise networks, the powerful new Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service, developer tools, backend systems and a diverse ecosystem. Spanning from small connected sensors to rich industry devices, these intelligent systems help enterprises harness the trusted Windows platform to gather data from the edge of the network, process it with Microsoft’s data platform and serve it securely through engaging applications that drive real-time analysis and actionable opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. It’s all possible through technology innovations that leverage the vast potential of data.
Whether digital signs or point-of-service (POS) terminals in a store environment, industry handheld devices, robots on the manufacturing floor, or thin client devices in hospitals, Windows-based devices within intelligent systems transform business intelligence that can be used to grow, expand and streamline operations, and improve customer, employee and partner interactions.