Fujitsu's integrated end-to-end IoT solutions gain momentum
Nov 11, 2016
- Fujitsu identified as a visionary vendor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services
- Annual R&D investment exceeding US$2 billion for new technologies including IoT solutions
Munich, November 11, 2016 – Fujitsu is one of the few vendors today able to provide end-to-end IoT solutions. Having delivered more than 300 IoT proofs of concept in 2015 alone and backed by an annual investment exceeding US$2 billion in research and development for new technologies including IoT solutions, Fujitsu is perfectly placed to offer customers a single supplier solution.
This was noted by independent research house Gartner Inc, which included Fujitsu as a visionary vendor in its recently published Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide 1 . Gartner also lists Fujitsu as a representative vendor for Managed IoT Services in its Market Guide for Managed IoT Services2 .
Fujitsu has long experience in the IoT field, dating back to early RFID and machine-to-machine systems. This draws from Fujitsu expertise in applications, networking, embedded technologies and sensors and leverages the company’s core capabilities in providing managed services for enterprise IT. The full range of IoT offerings from Fujitsu, from edge processing to core back-end cloud solutions, reflects this strong heritage and enables the company to offer both pre-defined solutions, addressing key business processes, as well as teaming with its customers to co-create bespoke IoT solutions.
Fujitsu IoT solutions are part of the MetaArc portfolio of cutting edge technologies, infrastructure and managed services positioned to help customers realize digital transformation. Specifically, IoT solutions include the GlobeRanger iMotion edge-to-cloud IoT platform which runs on the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5, the Ubiquitous range of enterprise wearables and a growing set of Fujitsu and partner technologies for sensors and networks.
Dr. Alex Bazin, VP and Head of Internet of Things in Fujitsu’s Global Delivery Business, comments:
“We believe that Gartner’s inclusion of Fujitsu among the leading end-to-end IoT solutions providers is a testament to our extensive experience across the whole IoT solutions arena, and underlines our dedication to helping customers address diverse business challenges. IoT solutions become especially compelling for businesses when delivered as part of a managed services agreement at a predictable monthly cost. Fujitsu understands the operational technology aspects of IoT and we have been offering M2M and RFID based solutions for many years. Fujitsu is also well placed to implement complex, mission-critical systems that seamlessly integrate new technologies with existing infrastructure to deliver true IT services transformations.”
Ongoing investment in developing end-to-end IoT capabilities is underlined by the recent opening of an IoT Systems Testing environment within the Fujitsu Digital Transformation Center in Tokyo, Japan. Fujitsu has also established a global IoT Solutions and Business Support Service to provide customers with integrated support from planning and prototype testing to designing, building and operating multi-vendor IoT systems. As Fujitsu continues to strengthen its portfolio of IoT-related products and services, it is also collaborating with partners to ensure that customers can more easily adopt IoT technologies that are designed to address business challenges, and in doing so, become more competitive in their markets.
Fujitsu’s recent IoT projects include a GlobeRanger Manufacturing IoT solution deployment for Baker Hill, a leading supplier of precision machined components to the aerospace, defense, medical and commercial industries. Baker Hill adopted Fujitsu’s advanced, holistic workflow planning and tracking system to transform its manufacturing processes. Now Baker Hill has real-time, granular insights into its entire production and can pinpoint the exact location of all components at any given moment as they progress through its facility.
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