“Start small, but start”: CGI makes IoT real

| March 1, 2016

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So much of what’s happening this week in Germany is huge – the massive Hannover Messe International (HMI) trade show is the biggest industrial fair in the world, attracting more than a quarter of a million people. At the top of everyone’s mind is the enormous opportunity presented to manufacturers by the Internet of Things (IoT). And on display: vast functioning assembly lines, cars, elevators, robots, and other mega-machines of heavy industry.But also emerging from the show are tangible stories that make IoT even more compelling; take for example the way Microsoft partner CGI approaches IoT to help manufacturers transform. CGI is the world’s fifth-largest independent IT and business process services firm, and those aforementioned elevators are ThyssenKrupp’s cloud-connected elevators, developed by CGI in partnership with Microsoft. The solution securely connects thousands of sensors and systems in each elevator — monitoring everything from motor temperature to shaft alignment, cab speed and door functioning – to the cloud with Microsoft Azure IoT services. The data is drawn into a dashboard for a real-time view of key performance indicators – and even predictive maintenance with Azure Machine Learning.

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