15 May 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Deutsche Telekom is aiming to speed up the adoption of the internet of things (IoT) by offering customers a bundled service.
The company says it believes small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) would especially benefit from this approach.
"One in five SME companies would like to have all-around,
care-free packages to deploy IoT solutions for their business,"
says the company, quoting an IDC survey of the German
It is working with Software AG and its so-called "Cloud of
Things" platform on the project. The first end-to-end solutions
under the programme are asset tracking and industrial machine
monitoring. More bundles for a variety of industries and use
cases will follow, says Deutsche Telekom.
The asset tracking bundle is, says the company, a "secure,
robust solution [that] lets you localise important assets and
machines at any time, avoiding delays and unnecessary,
expensive replacements of misplaced assets". It can trigger an
alert in case of theft.
The industrial machine monitoring solution lets companies
automate the monitoring of their machinery, giving them
reliable, real-time information about their current
internet of things,