US operator AT&T and IBM are working together to help businesses accelerate their IoT initiatives.
The companies are combining their strengths in cognitive computing and global connectivity to create open standards-based tools on the IBM Cloud.
The two companies are expanding their full commitment and investment in open-source based tools, such as Node-Red, and open standards like MQTT, all essential for creating IoT solutions. In addition, developers can now add the power of IBM's Watson cognitive computing and AT&T's IoT Platforms like Flow Designer and M2X, and access to its global network.
This combination of open standards and IBM's and AT&T's technologies is expected result in a new level of IoT possibilities and solutions for developers to leverage well into the future.
"We have heard the call from developers and businesses for more tools to make IoT a reality and together with AT&T, we are bringing together powerful platforms and services to drive collaborative innovation,” said Harriet Green, general manager of IBM Watson IoT, Commerce & Education.
“This collaboration enables individual developers to tap the power of cognitive computing and combine it with massive amounts of data streaming from billions of connected devices, sensors and systems to create solutions that can help transform businesses and society alike,” said Green.
AT&T is also working with IBM on a new starter kit to make it easier for developers to get going. Once completed, customers will be able to purchase the combined AT&T and IBM technologies in one toolkit for a complete set of IoT tools to start their IoT projects right away.
Developers can now use IBM's Watson IoT Platform and Bluemix services together with AT&T IoT Platforms to gain deeper insights from data collected from connected devices.
Multiple Watson APIs and other IBM services, including visual recognition, personality insights, tradeoff analytics and speech/translation, are available.