BT and Hitachi Vantara collaborate on industrial and enterprise IoT

BT, a communications services and solutions provider, and Hitachi Vantara have formed a partnership to develop innovative solutions in industrial and enterprise IoT.

The collaboration will aims on driving better business outcomes for their customers worldwide, including greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings. In the beginning, they will explore and design asset intelligence and predictive maintenance solutions to deliver the desired outcomes for customers in manufacturing and transportation.

Bas Burger, CEO Global Services, BT, said: “Our partnership with Hitachi will help BT to accelerate innovation and ease the path to digitalisation and IoT for our customers around the globe. Hitachi’s OT, IT and IoT expertise, long-standing customer engagements and its Lumada IoT Platform will combine ideally with our global infrastructure, cloud services and cybersecurity expertise to create powerful IoT offerings that will help maximise the success of our global customers’ digital transformation journeys.”

The collaboration is expected to bring its first business solution in Q1 2018.

The announcement of Hitachi unveiling Vantara only took place earlier this week. As this publication previously reported, Hitachi made the move to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. The new entity will bring together the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara, which will capitalise on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both operational technologies and information technologies. It will help customers attain tangible outcomes that positively drive business forward by bring new data-driven solutions and services to market.

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