Starting with the transportation and logistics market this year, these powerhouses plan on delivering IoT devices and XaaS (X as a Service). Some of the projects include state-of-the-art hardware, such as an onboard video recorder that can also track vehicle data and analyze a driver’s behavior. These devices will be based on Windows 10 and integrate with the Azure cloud computing service.
“IoT is bringing in a dramatic technology transition that is reshaping the nature of networks, the meaning of service, and the way we live and work,” said Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji, Corporate Vice President and Executive Vice President of Industrial ICT Solutions Company, Toshiba Corporation. “This partnership presents a unique opportunity for Microsoft and Toshiba to bring together the best of our technologies and offer a compelling value proposition to our enterprise customers and further build a more information-friendly and comfortable community.”
“Bringing together the power of the Azure Services and IoT Suite with Toshiba’s cutting edge sensor driven devices will provide a new level of data access and business intelligence to customers,” said Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President OEM Division, Microsoft. “To stay competitive, businesses today need instant access to changing data so they can act quickly and seize new opportunities.”