A strategic team up between Microsoft and C3 IoT will lead to the creation of a “better together” solution and go-to-market initiatives which speed up the application development of enterprise AI and IoT.
The “better together” solution, comprising of the C3 IoT Platform – a low-code, highly productive PaaS for scaling AI and IoT throughout enterprises – is fully integrated to operate on Microsoft Azure. The Microsoft-C3 IoT collaboration will allow customers to formulate and deploy AI-based applications faster for transformative use cases such as AI predictive maintenance, dynamic inventory optimisation, precision healthcare, and CRM.
With Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud provider, the C3 IoT Platform offers more intelligent business solutions to increase customer value. The C3 IoT Platform is presently available on Microsoft Azure and fully integrated with multiple Azure services including Azure IoT Hub and Azure Machine Learning.
Talking about the collaboration, C3 IoT CEO Thomas M. Siebel commented: “Combining the market reach of Microsoft, the amazing power of Microsoft Azure, and the capability of the C3 IoT AI platform, we will dramatically accelerate the adoption of AI, IoT, and elastic cloud computing globally.”
Judson Althoff, EVP of worldwide commercial business at Microsoft, added: “AI is one of the most transformative technology paradigms of our time in its ability to empower companies, societies, and economies to achieve more. C3 IoT’s proven technology and strong customer relationships make them an ideal partner in helping drive forward AI-based solutions built on the intelligent cloud.”
Microsoft has been particularly busy in this field of late. Last week the company announced investments worth $5 billion into the IoT over the next four years with the objective to provide “every customer the ability to transform their businesses, and the world at large, with connected solutions.”
Alongside this, Microsoft has teamed up with secure edge-to-enterprise IoT connectivity provider Electric Imp for secure IoT. As part of the team up, Electric Imp’s IoT platform will offer Azure-based managed services to accelerate IoT deployments on public and private clouds.