IBM makes bid for internet of things

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 10.30.39An important announcement from International Business Machines (IBM) demonstrates the extend to which it will go to re-engineer its business.

IBM signed a deal with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop a cloud based management service for devices connected by the internet of things (IoT).

Both companies will collaborate to make a secure registry service to authenticate and create protocols across the whole gamut of the IoT, from silicon to bsunesses and home.

They will create a so-called “silicon token” to securely manage devices, while creating better communications from the device to the cloud.

There is, as yet, no agreed standards for things, and many large technology vendors are trying to make their stamp on the market.

TI general manager Avner Goran said that cloud services and connectivity are inherent in the IoT, but obstacles to adoption exist, particularly for industrial sectors including manufacturing, building automation and energy management.

IBM, on its part, has introduced two industry products for aviation components and for engineers.

Big Blue is also introducing real time asset management as part of its Bluemix initiative.