IBM has unveiled a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution it calls Watson IoT Consulting Solutions. It includes industry-specific IoT hardware, software, security and consulting services for organizations in the automotive, electronics and insurance sectors. "We wanted to create an easy way for clients to consume IoT services in an integrated way," said Jesus Mantas, general manager for IBM Business Consulting. "So instead of organizations needing to buy a platform, hire consultants, put it all together and then build a business, we're putting it all together inside of an IBM stack."
The offering also includes developer tools to help organizations connect IoT hardware with IBM's cloud development platform.