Tech Mahindra, Bosch To Create IoT Ecosystem

by CXOtoday News Desk    Sep 19, 2014


IT firm Tech Mahindra announced an alliance with Bosch Software Innovations, the software and systems arm of the Bosch group, to develop an ecosystem to enable innovative and solutions for the connected world and connected enterprises.

Both the companies will work to enable innovative solutions to create an Internet of Things ecosystem for smart cities with billions of things inter-connected via the internet, said a company statement, adding that Tech Mahindra Digital Enterprise Solutions group head Rishi Bhatnagar will work with Bosch Software Innovations, the software and systems house of the Bosch group, to develop proof of concepts and solutions on developing connected solutions for smart cities, enterprises and smart homes.

”Tech Mahindra is delighted to be associated with Bosch Software Innovations in this exciting journey of Internet of Things,” says CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra in the statement. ”With Tech Mahindra’s expertise in various verticals such as Telecom, Big Data, and Analytics we are confident of providing customer centric solutions for creating tomorrow’s connected world.”

By 2022, about 14 billion devices are expected to be connected directly or indirectly with the internet, Tech Mahindra noted, as the tech firm also anticipates emerging needs for creating future-proof and future-ready solutions using technologies in networking, mobility, analytics, cloud, security, social media and sensors.

“With innovative software development methodologies and flexible data models of Bosch and the innovation ecosystem of Tech Mahindra we believe we have the right skills to develop and deliver connected applications to this connected world,” Bosch Software Innovations chairman of the board of management Ing Rainer Kallenbach said.

Research firm IDC believes that the Internet of Things is going to fundamentally change the way we live and work. “As we move into a connected future where things are continuously connected to other things, organisations will need to seize the opportunity and change to meet the ever increasing demands of their customers, whether it is through basic monitoring technology or to a fundamental change to the business model,” according to Dr Christopher Holmes, managing director of IDC Asia/Pacific Insights.