Amid the proliferation of devices and equipment with incorporated sensors, the Internet of Things—IoT—is taking shape. This is creating new opportunities for businesses to drive efficiency, offer new levels of service, and expand oversight to include new fronts for entries through the compilation, storage and analysis of data captured by the incorporated sensors. Businesses need a simple, holistic platform to extract, store and analyze the data and sensor events, and develop applications.
Tata Consultancy Services’ Universal Connection Platform offers Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that accelerates the development and deployment of Internet of Things applications for organizations throughout a number of industries, including healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing. This allows the organizations to create innovative products and intelligent infrastructure to strengthen operational efficiency, and manufacture new experiences for the clients. The solution also eases management of sensory devices, the acquisition and storage of data, and data analysis. This helps businesses offer unique services to their clients.
The TCS Advantage
The total package: TCS’s Universal Connection Platform is a flexible, unified solution based on open code components and platforms, which meets the needs of diverse operational environments and involved parts. The platform allows for the control of access based on roles, thereby enhancing security and privacy.
The platform is an agnostic product: Solutions can be implemented by heterogeneous devices, and it is interoperable with sensors and applications.
The capacity to drive large volumes of data: The platform helps businesses better negotiate Internet communications by making better use of protocols for M2M communication. It also allows businesses to face up to the complex relations of data storage through qualified architecture and distribution of computational processes.
Field experience: The platform solution is supported by more than 18 patent pending technologies related to sensors and wireless technology, including an integrated cloud sensor. Hence, the processing of distributed computation utilizes the latest generation of devices, while also ensuring secure communication and privacy.
Strategic partnerships: The TCS solution builds on collaborations with partners that are leaders in respective fields of the IoT space. This guarantees that the platform technology is robust and best in class.
New sources of income and services: Platform users can offer new products or introduce new pricing models. For example, an insurance company can institute a coverage premium on cars based on a driver’s history behind the wheel.
Faster marketing time: Reduce the development time by half through our ready-to-use platform, making development of applications more efficient and faster. This also reduces the cost of development and deployment of IoT applications.
Improve the client’s experience: Improve the client experience by making better use of data from the IoT. For example, healthcare organizations can utilize data captured from portable devices in order to anticipate the needs of patients and help them improve care for patients with chronic illnesses.
Better operational efficiency: The platform can integrate data from the IoT easily with business studies’ metrics, and do so with less effort. Moreover, the architecture is scalable and the security of the platform guarantees that it will meet performance demands in the future, even as the number of devices and users grows.
Improved performance: The platform is created to reach the limit by making the most of the power of devices for processing data to improve intelligence, performance and scalability, as well as the optimization of Internet traffic and the processes of cloud computing.
This article is an edited version of a paper by Henry Manzano. Mr. Manzano is CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Latin America. Tata Consultancy Services is a global business solutions firm that employs more than 300,000 expert consultants across 46 countries.