Intel Unveils New IoT Reference Platform & Expands on Partner Ecosystem to Simplify Connectivity and Security

Intel Unveils New IoT Reference Platform & Expands on Partner Ecosystem to Simplify Connectivity and Security Image Credit: PCC Mobile Broadband

Intel has unveiled the IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT). The chip maker giant also introduced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform and expansion to its partnership ecosystem of system integrators companies, including Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, Dell, HCL, NTT DATA, SAP, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro to develop and deploy solutions on the Intel IoT Platform.

According to Intel, the new offerings and relationships will make it easier for solution providers to move IoT from pockets of pilots to mainstream deployments with a repeatable foundation of building blocks that can be customized for limitless solutions. Data will be unlocked faster to extract meaningful information and value for consumers and businesses. Intel added that its IoT Platform helps deliver innovations to market faster, reducing solution complexity, and delivering actionable intelligence faster by offering a defined, repeatable foundation for how devices will connect and deliver trusted data to the cloud.

Doug Davis, Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel
With this platform we are continuing to expand our IoT product family beyond silicon with enhancements to our pre-integrated solutions that make IoT more accessible to solution providers. IoT is a rapidly growing market but faces scalability hurdles. By simplifying the development process and making it easier to deploy new solutions that address market needs, we can help accelerate innovation.

Mike Sutcliff, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital 
Accenture is focused on helping clients realize the business value of the IoT as quickly and easily as possible. Our combined capabilities can help us achieve that, and can also help clients get around some of the biggest roadblocks to IoT adoption by offering a simpler, faster way to roll out end to end IoT solutions than currently exists. Together, we can enable clients to define a clear value strategy for the IoT, and by using Accenture's industry experience and digital assets to complement Intel's IoT platform, we can create robust, end-to-end frameworks designed to overcome challenges associated with security, scalability and interoperability in IoT implementations.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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