Microsoft Announces Collaborations to Boost Industrial Productivity

Microsoft Announces Collaborations to Boost Industrial Productivity

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, November 30, 2018

FREMONT, CA: Microsoft hankers for a wider market reach in today’s grandeur IT coliseum. As IoT, mobility, and cloud gain more traction in the business world cutting across industries, IT companies realize they just have to come out of their closet and brace the world with their IT solutions.

Microsoft has partnered with leading industry players such as Fujitsu, Toyota, SAP, and more to help them be more productive and drive business results. As more noises build around the next industrial revolution driven by the technological advances mentioned above, manufacturing industry is set to be rejuvenated as robotics starts to make inroads.

Equipped with mobile device such as Windows tablet, cloud computing platform (Microsoft Azure), and a range of cutting edge software, the company delivers actionable insights to businesses to achieve enhanced workforce productivity, greater operational efficiency, and cost benefits.

Microsoft and Fujitsu have come together to enable manufacturing industry to be more productive and deliver greater quality goods. The Japanese IT bellwether brings its Eco-Management Dashboard and IoT/M2M platform to the deal. Backed by the cloud capabilities and mobility solution from Microsoft, the two companies deliver next gen technology solutions to drive efficiency in all key aspects including: office, production environment, and on-field.

“Leveraging the Fujitsu Eco-Management Dashboard solution alongside Microsoft Azure and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M platform, we are able to deliver real-time visualization of the engineering process for big data analytics to improve the entire production process and inform decision-making,” said Hiroyuki Sakai, corporate executive officer, executive vice president, head of Global Marketing at Fujitsu Limited.

Microsoft and Robotics
KUKA is a robotics company which is working with Microsoft to realize smart manufacturing solution. The robotics company is leveraging Microsoft IoT platform to build Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant – a sensitive lightweight robot – that is dexterous and can deliver in complex tasks.

Microsoft and Automotive
Toyota wants team collaboration and brainstorming to be done in a seamless and conducive manner. To that end, it takes on board Microsoft to enable its employees with the capability to markup and review designs between offices spread across the geographies. The automotive company is on a pilot project to use Microsoft technology to use Perceptive Pixel devices in their conference rooms in order to keep the employees connected.

Microsoft and Supply chain
Business intelligence honcho, SAP, has Microsoft on its side using its Windows 8.1 devices as it plans to enhance its Enterprise Asset Management portfolio of apps.

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