US technology company IBM has partnered with British multinational semiconductor and software design company ARM in a bid to integrate its solutions to streamline Internet of Things.
According to a news report by Computerworld, through the partnership, IBM’s Internet of Things platform can now work with IoT processors from ARM.
New-York based IBM has also enhanced its Internet of Things cloud platform ‘IBM IoT Foundation’ – integrating new capabilities for risk management and data analysis.
IBM’s IoT Foundation is the hub where the user can set up and manage their connected devices so that their apps can access their live and historical data.
Says Bret Greenstein, IBM vice president of IoT: “People can use ARM chipsets to build IoT applications and analytics in an easy, productive way, without worrying about how to glue things together all the time.”
ARM’s mbed processors used in IoT applications for smart home, smart city and wearable solutions are specifically designed for low-power, IoT devices.
Integrating the companies’ solutions will result in the ability for the IBM cloud to recognise devices running ARM mbed processor technology automatically without any administrative configuration
Computerworld adds that the cloud platform can then collect operational data from ARM processors for managing and optimising these devices – and data can be analysed for improvement of operations.
Refining IoT processes
The solution will also provide an simpler way with which to control remote IoT equipment and send notifications to users of the devices.
Greenstein added: “You can look at behaviours of systems to see if they are acting as if they should.”
IBM is also reported to be customising the IoT Foundation for specific industries, such as energy, finance and government.