Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Deutsche Telekom and Software AG partner on IoT services

Steve Rogerson
July 11, 2019

Deutsche Telekom and Software AG have announced a partnership to deliver IoT services on a global scale. Deutsche Telekom and its enterprise customer unit T-Systems will expand its cloud of things offering, using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform.
The partnership allows both parties to make a bold play for an emerging multi-billion international market in IoT. By pooling expertise and resources, the two plan to expand their presence across the USA, Germany and wider European markets.
“We’re delighted to be extending the reach and capabilities of our cloud of things IoT platform alongside our partner,” said Adel Al-Saleh (pictured right), CEO of T-Systems and board member of Deutsche Telekom. “Software AG’s technology is critical in enabling us to scale an already successful service and introduce new functionality, giving us the confidence to move into new sectors. Our strategic partnership will help us continue to drive innovation and provide the best possible platform and services for clients, both from the enterprise sector and Germany’s world-leading Mittelstand.”
T-Systems will use Cumulocity IoT’s connected architecture as the new foundation for its integrated cloud of things IoT platform. Cloud of things is the backbone that supports mission-critical applications, starting small but scaling fast. It allows companies to monitor, manage and control their connected devices and machines remotely. The platform provides insight that helps cut costs, boost efficiency, increase security and create value by converting raw data into business intelligence.
“This is a new way of partnering and co-operating to offer complete IoT solutions for the real-time economy,” said Sanjay Brahmawar (pictured left), CEO of Software AG. “With Deutsche Telekom as our strategic partner, we will offer the most competitive platform. Customers can simplify their IoT and integration needs with self-service analytics and gain insights to accelerate their businesses for the fully connected future. We look forward to scaling this partnership and making it a global success.”
DT and T-Systems will be able to service a much larger and more varied global market. Cloud of things will now operate within a multi-cloud environment, giving it greater ability to scale quickly with demand and expand its capabilities with many functional extensions, including streaming analytics, micro services and more protocols. These improvements will help realise the power of its integrated platform, tapping into new industries such as the smart home sector.