Something is cooking with technology giant IBM and Verizon Business.
In a report garnered by the CNWN team, the two firms are looking to develop 4.0 future-proof plans on innovation and 5G technology.
The plan is revolving to combine the high speed, and low latency of Verizon’s 5G and Multi-access edge compute (MEC) capabilities, with IoT devices and sensors at the side to reinforce.
This will be incorporated along with IBM’s expertise in hybrid multi-cloud, artificial intelligence, edge computing, asset management, and connected operations. The marker for computing devices has increased over time.
This comes a need to accelerate access to near real-time, actionable insights into operations to improve productivity and reduce costs.
Going back to the definition, edge computing is a networking philosophy latched on bringing computing to the nearest source of data to reduce bandwidth.
This could mean operating ewer processes in the cloud and distributing those processes to personalize places, like a personal computer, an IoT device, or an edge server.
This makes the network’s edge minimizes the amount of long-distance communication between the server and the user. Leveraging on these solutions that were announced as initial and would roll out for more, the two companies plan to control Verizon’s wireless networks, like Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband network, etc. This will be done alongside Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT Platform and Critical Asset Sensor solution (CAS).
IBM’s market-leading Maximo Monitor with IBM Watson and advanced analytics will be teamed up with these topline technology.
According to both companies’ statements, the new solutions would troubleshoot to help clients locate, detect, diagnose, and respond to system irregularities, screen asset health, and predict failures the most real-time as possible.
According to Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business, this collaboration is all about enabling the future of the industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution as seen in the high speed and low latency of Verizon’s 5G UWB Network and MEC capabilities together with IBM’s expertise in enterprise-grade AI.
The venture also gives way to form novel applications such as remote-control robotics, near real-time cognitive video analysis, and plant automation may now be possible.
Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain, and Ecosystems of IBM ended to assure that this partnership is the first assurance of the longstanding collaboration of the two companies and their joint effort to ready the future in a multi-cloud, read, secure, and scalable work environment and process.
Later on, he added that plans in terms of workers’ welfare, product quality, maintenance, and automation are already in the queue.