Microsoft announces Wednesday that it will team up with Boston-based General Electric Digital to introduce IoT for the industrial world.
“Every industrial company will have to master digital to compete in the future, connecting machines and making them more intelligent to drive efficiency and productivity,” said Bill Ruh, CEO/CDO, GE Digital.
“Through this expanded partnership, Microsoft and GE are enabling customers around the world to harness the power of the Predix portfolio, including Predix Asset Performance Management, to unlock new capabilities to drive growth,” he said.
The deal will also see Predix now better integrated with Microsoft's top cloud tools such as Azure IoT and Azure Data and Analytics, with GE Digital also utilising Azure across its business for additional IT workloads and productivity tools.
“The industrial sector plays an important role in fueling economies around the world,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President, Microsoft.
“With this strategic partnership, GE and our mutual customers will benefit from a trusted platform with the flexibility and scalability to deliver unprecedented results and help advance their business potential,” he said.