Big data, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) applications provider C3 IoT has entered a strategic partnership with Microsoft to deliver new technology developments and market initiatives that accelerate enterprise AI and IoT application development.
The companies will create a ‘better together’ solution, comprising the C3 IoT platform, a low-code, high-productivity platform as a service for scaling AI and IoT across enterprises, fully integrated to operate on Microsoft Azure.
C3 IoT will use Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud platform. The companies will conduct strategies that rapidly scale distribution globally and intensive training for dedicated teams to speed customers’ time to value.
Close collaboration between Microsoft and C3 IoT will help enable customers to rapidly develop and deploy AI-based applications such as AI predictive maintenance, dynamic inventory optimisation, precision healthcare and customer relations management.
“The partnership between Microsoft and C3 IoT is significant in that it allows us to optimise our existing investments in data infrastructure while accelerating time to value of AI-based applications that enable Shell to better serve our customers with even more agility and efficiency,” said Erik Betz, vice president of Architecture, Platforms and Data at oil and gas company Shell.
Thomas Siebel, CEO of C3 IoT, explained how this partnership would lead to digital transformation and the benefits of combining Microsoft Azure and the C3 IoT AI platform. “Combining the market reach of Microsoft, the amazing power of Microsoft Azure, and the capability of the C3 IoT AI platform will dramatically accelerate the adoption of AI, IoT, and elastic cloud computing globally,” he said.
“C3 IoT has an exciting vision, proven technology, and demonstrated customer success across industries, making it a great partner for implementing 3M’s digital transformation initiatives,” said H.C. Shin, 3M vice chair and executive vice president. “With tangible business results from the initial predictive healthcare and supply chain analytics applications, we plan on scaling the C3 IoT and Microsoft Azure solution across our enterprise.”
The C3 IoT Platform is now available on Microsoft Azure and fully integrated with a set of Azure services, including Azure IoT Hub, Azure Machine Learning, and big data and advanced analytics solutions.
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