South African innovator in IoT technology and solutions, IoT.nxt, has entered into a partnership with listed Dutch company, ICT Group as part of its ongoing expansion into Europe as demand for IoT applications and digitisation grows in this vast market.
From l: Nico Steyn; Jos Bleje.
“IoT.nxt’s hardware and software solutions in combination with ICT’s domain expertise in different industry verticals as well as the expert knowledge of cloud, machine learning, BI and IoT, will enable us – through this partnership – to completely shape the digital transformation journey of customers,” says IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn.
Joe Bester, head of IoT.nxt’s Dutch office, says: “Digital transformation is now a business imperative and our companies will jointly assist businesses to embark on and fast-track that process. We believe our innovation, especially around interoperability and edge intelligence, will enhance their offering and deliver fast results for customers.”
According to Jos Bleje, ICT Group CEO, IoT.nxt’s technology agnostic platform offers horizontal integration of islands of digitisation with an unprecedented ROI. “By leveraging all existing devices and infrastructure into one single platform, visibility and new insights are provided that will open doors for new business models and strategic services,” he says.
Frank Snijders, business development executive at ICT Group, notes that the partnership will offer business grade IoT solutions for the digital transformation journey of ICT’s customers. “With this partnership, our customers can now be supported through one interconnected, interoperable ecosystem, transforming data into actionable information and business ROI,” he adds.
IoT.nxt focuses on delivering innovative software and hardware solutions for IoT. The company has developed an open platform framework that is used for rapid software development, integration and deployment in the IoT realm. The major strength of the IoT.nxt framework is that the solution is technology agnostic, which overcomes the challenge of connecting any and all devices or systems. This enables companies to deploy best of breed technologies but at the same time also achieve interoperability and interconnectivity between all the currently deployed systems and devices from the edge to the cloud. The IoT.nxt platform allows businesses to action an IoT strategy with little or no disruption to current operations.
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