OREANDA-NEWS. IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IoT Platforms 2017 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US42033517, July 2017). The report highlights IBM’s Watson IoT Platform on IBM Cloud, which today is being used by thousands of clients and partners across six continents including BMW, KONE, HARMAN and more.

Right now, everyday objects, fromtoasters and contact lenses, to hospital beds, factory floors, elevators and cars, are not only becoming connected and digitized, they are creating data. IBM has invested $3 billion to bring cognitive computing to IoT and create a portfolio that helps clients make sense of this data tocreate a safer world, better consumer experiences and levels of service excellence that have never been achieved before.

The new IDC MarketScape report evaluated 12 IoT platform software providers, examining specific attributes such as product functionality breadth, protocol/device support, integration capabilities, edge support, breadth of complementary portfolio offerings and more. The report named IBM Watson IoT a Leader stating that «IoT is one of the lynchpins of IBM's strategy and is critical in helping its customers on their journeys to becoming cognitive businesses.»

«As the world becomes more digitalized and connected, the opportunity for businesses to transform has never been more real. At IBM, we not only saw these signs early on, we committed ourselves to leading this next industry revolution,» said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Customer Engagement and Education. «To be named a leader by the IDC MarketScape is an amazing honor that validates our efforts to helping companies achieve their goals whether its connecting devices, building IoT apps, solving industry specific business problems or transforming their companies and industries.»