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BT and Hitachi tie-up to develop industrial and enterprise IoT solutions

Initial focus is on asset intelligence and predictive maintenance use cases

Burger says the partnership with Hitachi will help BT to accelerate innovation.
Burger says the partnership with Hitachi will help BT to accelerate innovation.

BT, a communications services and solutions company and Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has announced a global partnership to co-create innovative solutions in the area of industrial and enterprise internet of things (IoT).

According to the two companies, the partnership aims to drive better business outcomes for global customers, including greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings.

The two companies said the initial focus is on exploring and designing asset intelligence and predictive maintenance solutions to deliver the desired outcomes for customers in industry sectors such as manufacturing and transportation.

Bas Burger, CEO Global Services, BT, said: "Our partnership with Hitachi will help BT to accelerate innovation and ease the path to digitalisation and IoT for our customers around the globe."

Burger said Hitachi's OT, IT and IoT expertise, long-standing customer engagements and its Lumada IoT platform will combine ideally with BT's global infrastructure, cloud services and cybersecurity expertise to create powerful IoT offerings that will help maximise the success of global customers' digital transformation journeys.

"IoT represents a critical inflection point, in which the interests of business, industry and society are now intersecting and aligning like never before," said Ryuichi Otsuki, CEO, Hitachi Vantara and vice-president at Hitachi Ltd. "We see the creation of strategic partnerships with leaders and market makers like BT as a critical underpinning to Hitachi's IoT strategy as we move our company and business into the next phase of its evolution."