|Supplier Slogan||THINK.||Building A Better Connected World.||Easily and Securely Connect Devices to the Cloud.||Empowering Us All.||Inspire the Next.|
|HQ Location||China||United States||China||United States||United States||Japan|
|Stock Ticker||SHA: 600756||NYSE: IBM||NASDAQ: AMZN||NASDAQ: MSFT||OTCMKTS: HTHIY|
|Revenue||$1-10b||> $10b||> $10b||> $10b||> $10b||> $10b|
|Employees||1,001 - 10,000||> 50,000||> 50,000||10,001 - 50,000||> 50,000||> 50,000|
|Website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website|
Inspur group is China's leading Cloud Computing, big data service provider with four listed companies: Inspur Information, Inspur Software, Inspur International and Inspur Huaguang, covering four large industry groups of cloud data center, cloud services & big data, smart city, and smart enterprises.
Inspur offers IT products and services that satisfy the information needs of governments and enterprises in more than 100 countries and regions.
In 2018, Inspur identified a data-first strategy to build a platform-type ecosystem of enterprises based on the world’s leading cloud data center and cloud service platforms. Working hand in hand with partners, Inspur will facilitate socialization of data and accelerate its pace in transforming into a “new operator” of cloud service, big data, and smart city. The goal is to become a new Internet company that integrates “cloud and data”.
IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation that manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware, and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is intent on leading the development of a global data field.
Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Huawei's strategy in the enterprise domain focuses on close cooperation and integration with partners to deliver a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services that are based on a deep understanding of customer needs. In line with their portfolio covers enterprise networking, unified communications & collaboration (UC&C), Cloud Computing & data center, enterprise wireless, network energy and infrastructure services.
Amazon Web Services has developed the managed cloud platform AWS IoT to let connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS Endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected.
On top of this platform, AWS also offers a variety of analytics solutions by AWS or third-party suppliers that can help meet all kinds of needs related to data analysis.
Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Year Founded: 1975 Revenue: $93.6 billion (2014) NASDAQ: MSFT
Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Year founded: 1910 Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014) TYO: 6501
Inspur provides the world's leading GPU / MIC / FPGA AI computing platform, comprehensive AI system software, powerful AI application optimization capability, and end-to-end vertical solution:
1. SR-AI Rack：Cutting-edge Hardware Product
2. AI Station： Comprehensive Management Suite
3. Caffe-MPI：Optimized Framework
Inspur also delivers industry-leading IaaS platform services with reliable, modular and standard design:
1. Superior Availability: Reliably supporting mission-critical workloads in clouds while providing high performance
2. Increased flexibility and scalability: Business-oriented products and solutions meeting a wide range of demands that evolve with the industry
3. Automated Management: Enabling infrastructure automation with Inspur cloud management platform results in a more efficient utilization of IT resources
Nine billion (IoT) devices today, and the number is growing. Organizations must consider how to manage the complexities of connecting to a seemingly unlimited number of devices and how to effectively integrate IoT data with data from other sources, such as internal data stores. Business value comes to those who improve their data capabilities—integration, automation, and analysis—not to those who simply connect the most devices to the network. Watson IoT is a set of capabilities that learn from, and infuse intelligence into, the physical world. Firms can securely connect, collect and process IoT data quickly and easily with the Watson IoT Platform.
The IoT generated data, and it is extremely varied, noisy, time-sensitive, and often confidential. Complexity grows as billions of devices interact in a moving world. This presents a growing challenge that will test the limits of programmable computing. Cognitive IoT is our opportunity to fully exploit this resource. Cognitive IoT is not explicitly programmed. It learns from experiences with the environment and interactions with people. It brings true to systems and processes so they can understand your goals, then integrate and analyze the relevant data to help you achieve them.
Embedded with chips and sensors, objects have started to ‘think’, ‘feel’ and ‘talk’. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a myriad of possible applications. Huawei is eager to harness the potential of this new evolution. The Internet of Things involves multiple forms of M2M communications – Machine to Machine, machine to man, man to machine, and machine to mobile. Considered the next big IT wave following computers, the internet and mobile communications, M2M makes the idea of a ‘smart planet’ a reality. Huawei is at the forefront of efforts to drive forward this new trend and create the right conditions to unleash its potential. The first European projects in this field are already underway.
The AWS IoT Device Gateway enables devices to securely and efficiently communicate with AWS IoT. The Device Gateway can exchange messages using a publication/subscription model, which enables one-to-one and one-to-many communications. With this one-to-many communication pattern AWS IoT makes it possible for a connected device to broadcast data to multiple subscribers for a given topic. The Device Gateway supports MQTT and HTTP 1.1 protocols and you can easily implement support for proprietary or legacy protocols. The Device Gateway scales automatically to support over a billion devices without provisioning infrastructure.
The Internet of Things (IoT) does not need to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be about billions or trillions of devices. The Internet of Things is here today, and it’s a practical and applicable technology trend that can generate return on investment (ROI) and drive efficiencies and insights for organizations that know how to use it. The advancements in connectivity, processing power, form factors, operating systems, and applications, among other technology breakthroughs, are key elements to unlocking value from IoT. With the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things Suite, companies can monitor assets to improve efficiencies, drive operational performance to enable innovation, and use advance data analytics to transform the business with new business models and revenue streams. Small changes can have a big impact to companies' bottom line. When a company take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, they can use the Azure IoT Suit to help them move faster, do more, save money, and capture the benefits of the Internet of Things for their business.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
Daimler, Sogeti HighTech, Synchrony Systems
Bell Canada, LG, Telenor
NASA JPL, Philips, Sonos
KUKA, Rockwell Automation, ThyssenKrupp
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
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|Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)||Moderate||Strong||Strong||Strong||Strong||Strong|
|Platform as a Service (PaaS)||None||Strong||Moderate||Strong||Strong||Strong|
|Application Infrastructure & Middleware||None||Strong||Moderate||Strong||Strong||Strong|
|Analytics & Modeling||Minor||Strong||Moderate||Strong||Strong||Moderate|
|Cybersecurity & Privacy||None||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Strong||Moderate|
|Networks & Connectivity||None||None||Moderate||None||Moderate||None|
|Processors & Edge Intelligence||None||None||Minor||None||None||None|
|Automation & Control||None||Minor||None||None||None||None|