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FPT + Siemens for MindSphere Internet of Things (IoT) Operating System

The Internet of Things (IoT) as an emerging technology is at the core of numerous innovations, R&D and improved processes in our ever-connected data-driven era.
The momentum is on an exciting curve. The recent one involves FPT Corporation and Siemens AG through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, upon which the two companies will collaborate in utilizing and implementing MindSphere, the cloud-based open IoT operating system from Siemens, for global customers of different sizes. 
For those who are unfamiliar, MindSphere is designed as an open operating system for industrial companies (e.g. machine manufacturers and plant constructors) as the basis for their own digital services, such as predictive maintenance or optimizing products and production processes by using digital twins etc. MindSphere is currently running on SAP HANA cloud platform, with plan in the nearest future to expand to other infrastructures like AWS and Azure.

Location-based information and data quality

Very exciting to see that, steadily, location-based intelligence solutions are positively impacting our lives and key processes. Digital Map Products, Inc., has acquired DMTI Spatial (“DMTI”) from Neopost Canada. One can observe that, the acquisition of DMTI enables DMP to continue building its cloud-based platform in geospatial intelligence, offering a suite of location-based intelligence solutions, including CanMap® and LocationHub®, powered by a proprietary database.

Embedding mapping technology and data into everyday business processes

Very interesting to observe that, DMP and DMTI are well-aligned in their long-term vision of democratizing geospatial technology and content for use by non-technical users. In effect, by embedding mapping technology and data into everyday business processes, both companies enable non-technical users in various functional areas to leverage the value of location intelligence. 
For those who are unfamiliar, DMP is a provider of geospatial mapping technology, applications and content to a variety of end markets, including real estate, government, technology, and utilities. DMP’s SpatialStream® platform provides customers with real-time access to parcel-level land information covering over 94 percent of U.S. parcel boundaries.