IoT, Mobile & Systems Lifecycle Analytics - overview
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In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) market has grown exponentially and is expected to grow in the billions by 2020. With such a growing market, businesses must deal with scalability, integrity, and security challenges. The IoT, Mobile, & Systems Lifecycle Analytics team focuses on innovating, supporting, and extending the capabilities and infrastructure that the IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) and IBM Cloud Managed Services business units provide to ensure safe, reliable, and scalable services to our clients.
Our team has a set of well-established and next generation projects that focus on optimization, recommendation, anomalous pattern detection, data analysis, assets tracking, indoor localization, security, and more. Some of the well-established projects include:
- The Software Lifecycle Management projects provide services which analyze collected information to recommend maintenance scheduling. This includes dependency considerations and potential risk factors associated with delayed system responses. In addition, the services analyze backup metadata from automated backup software to detect anomalous behavior patterns (e.g., anomalous backup jobs), and they recommend firmware upgrades.
- The IBM Cloud Services Stack Optimization project provides real time storage provisioning using "Thin Provisioning”, and provides an easy failover/fail-back container framework.
In addition to the set of well-established projects that have contributed revenue to the Cloud business, our group is concurrently working on next generation projects that include:
- The Blockchain eWallet project explores how blockchain technologies can facilitate secure, trusted, and automated financial transactions across usage sectors. For example, automotive sectors might facilitate transactions across car dealers, automotive repair, DMV, parking meters, auto insurance.
- The IoT Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon project explores how BLE beacons might facilitate indoor tracking and navigation in a variety of domains including: transportation, manufacturing, medicine, and assistive technologies (such as enabling safe navigation for blind users through transfer stations when using public transportation).