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MWC 2019: SAP and Microsoft shaping the future IOT

21.02.2019

SAP has unveiled their new Leonardo IoT at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The software giant has identified Leonardo IoT as an "all - embracing technology for generating and driving digital transformation for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0. Focusing on Industrial IoT, the new offering will enable customers to boost revenues by getting deeper insight into machines, products, supply chains, consumers and partners, and SAP says that Leonardo IoT is providing new "ways to innovate" for customers. SAP is committed to providing a strong ecosystem for the internet of things and understands the value that partners can bring to common customers, said the company in a statement.

In addition, SAP announced the interoperability of the cloud - to - cloud system with the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, which provides customers with the opportunity to choose connectivity and manage devices. The new partnership with Microsoft is expected to provide customers with the opportunity to use Microsoft Azure IoT as a layer of connectivity and control of the IoT telemetry data, which is then passed on to Leonard IoT. This cooperation is rated as one of the most outstanding news of this years MWC since it has the potential to disrupt the current industry by using the strengths of both tech giants. The interaction of the profound functions of Leonard IoT and the current hardware concepts of Microsoft (Holo Lens V2) gives us a very exciting look at the future of the IoT and its possibilities to merge our lives online and offline more and more. Already today Microsoft's MR (Mixed-Reality) headset is more and more called "magic" and could, under backup of a powerful applied IoT system like Leonard IoT, move wild future speculations one step closer to our society. It remains exciting!