ICT certified Microsoft Azure Business Partner

ICT (ICT) has joined a select group of twelve certified Microsoft Azure Business Partners. This was announced during the second edition of the “Graduation Party”, provided by Microsoft. Microsoft recognizes ICT as a partner with a successful “track record” based on Azure. Which means ICT successfully implemented total solutions including service contracts based on own intellectual property (IP) in several customer cases. ICT has been working for many years with Microsoft. This recognition confirms the strong partnership between the two parties. John Koot, IoT Business Development Manager ICT: “ICT was two years ago a Windows Azure Circle Partner. Recognition as a certified partner is the next step to let the market see that we successfully completed projects that are close to the process, whether it is a train or an electric charging station. With our embedded knowledge we connect all the devices together to end up in the Cloud. In the Cloud, we offer thanks to our solution, iOTA (Internet of Things Analytics) Predictive Services Solution, customers the opportunity to turn their data into new services, such as Predictive Maintenance / Diagnostics. This recognition underlines our strategy to provide our customers with tangible solutions around the “Internet of Things” (IoT).” iOTA_Product_Landscape             In the world of IoT, there are many challenges for traditional businesses to look for new revenue models. ICT has developed a program for this. The “Lean Forward Program” is based on the Lean Startup concept adapted to the existing products and services. All this is based on the experience gained and the higher pace of the “Smart Industry”. Designing for IoT is not about solving problems, it is about looking for the possibilities it can offer in the near future. Lean forward program                           The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners to strengthen their knowledge so that these partners are seen as market leaders with knowledge of the latest technology to serve the customers better. For more information on ICTs iOTA Predictive Services Solution, Lean Forward Program, white papers and references, please visit www.predictive-services.com.

Lloyd’s Register Rail select ICT Automatisering’s iOTA for its Intelligent Rail Services

Lloyd’s Register Rail selecteert ICT’s Internet of Things Analytics (iOTA) product voor de Intelligent Rail Services Lloyd’s Register Rail (LRR) has announced that it has selected iOTA, ICT’s Internet of Things Analytics product, as the basis of the SmartFleet platform for its Intelligent Rail services. ICT delivered the SmartFleet platform and LRR has taken it into operation. Big data is making headway in the rail sector. Rolling stock is fitted with on-board diagnostics systems that register a variety of situations and events. This involves substantial amounts of data. ICT’s iOTA product takes care of the centralised processing and storage of that data and it can also provide various possibilities for analysis of the big data sets. LRR have extensive expertise in the field of materials and processes to translate the raw data into useable information. Consultants from LRR and ICT have together added that expertise to the iOTA solution using a number of specific enrichment and business rules modules. Alexander Bal, Programme Manager Intelligent Rail at LRR says: “SmartFleet enables transport firms to solve problems proactively and improve the quality of their operations. This is another step in the ongoing improvement of our services using IoT and big data technology. The huge quantity of data also allows us to use Business Intelligence technologies to conduct deep analyses, which in turn benefits our customers. This is another area where our cooperation with ICT will be very helpful.” Aart Wegink, Sales Director ICT: “Everybody is talking about ‘The Internet of Things’ these days. The iOTA product enables ICT to translate the Internet of Things into added value for Lloyds. ICT’s big data services translate bulk data into useable and manageable information for its clients. So ICT is very pleased that Lloyds Register Rail has used the iOTA solution for this important step in the creation of new services.” The iOTA platform provides a complete and safe solution for the automated aggregation, consolidation and analysis of this data. iOTA uses the Microsoft Azure public cloud. In addition to LRR, clients such as Heerhugowaard, PowerMatchingCity and GreenFlux are already using ICT’s iOTA technology. The iOTA platform is available in a subscription (pay-per-use, Cloud-based) and in a licence model. (www.predictive-services.com) About Lloyds Register Rail Lloyd’s Register Rail (LRR), based in Utrecht, is a leading consultancy in the rolling stock and infrastructure sector, with 200 employees. Our consultants and engineers provide advice on the purchase, maintenance and performance enhancement of trains, trams and metros, rail infrastructure and the interaction between infrastructure and material. Our motto is ‘Working together for a safer world’ and increasing safety and reliability is our top priority. LRR is part of the Lloyd’s Register Group, with 9,000 employees in 78 countries, active in Marine, Energy, Management Systems and Rail. For more information, visit our website at: www.lr.org.