Arrow Electronics announced that its ideation-to-production services are now integrated with IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform and IBM Cloud services.
IBM’s cloud and cognitive services is sought to help Arrow’s customers and prospects in Asia Pacific to access an expanded spectrum of IoT ecosystem and realize the full potential of IoT innovations.
Arrow now offers customers in Asia Pacific the IBM Watson IoT platform via IBM Cloud, giving them access to more than 160 industry-leading cloud services to incorporate ready-to-use capabilities, such as artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, advanced data analytics and cyber security into their latest IoT inventions.
The platform is a fully managed, cloud-hosted service designed to make it simple to derive value from IoT devices and provides capabilities that will help boost the quality and innovativeness of IoT products and help them enter the market quickly.
Asia Pacific is known to lead the IoT market with expected connected devices increasing from 3.1 billion to 8.6 billion by 2020, creating a US $583 billion market opportunity, according to IDC.
CASCADEMIC Solutions is an industrial IoT solutions provider specializing in turnkey IoT solutions that will benefit from Arrow and IBM’s joint offerings.
“With IBM’s Watson IoT platform and Arrow’s ideation-to-production services, we are in a strong position to empower our customers and partners to develop smart city applications with integrated IoT solutions that will help significantly reduce development costs and time-to-market,” said Abdullah Khan. M, president of CASCADEMIC. “We are committed to constantly improving our business offerings so that we can stay ahead of the growing IoT wave.”
“Our combined offering can seamlessly help technology innovators and enterprises build IoT solutions from silicon to cloud to application. The ability to capture and connect data points generated from IoT devices enable them to derive insightful business intelligence and then turn them into decisions for value creation,” said Esmond Wong, vice president of supplier marketing and semiconductor for Arrow’s components business in the Asia-Pacific region. “Arrow is removing barriers and providing the engineering expertise, resources and services that entrepreneurs need to develop innovative and intelligent connected products.”
Arrow’s broad IoT offerings include services specifically designed to help startups advance from idea to product, quickly and cost effectively