The digitalization of industry - in which digital technologies are radically reshaping entire industries - is set to create significant opportunities for businesses of all shapes and sizes around the world. Initially the program will be focused in the manufacturing sector, where IoT has already gained significant traction due to the immense data volumes generated in the production process, enabling major innovations in system performance and connectivity.
Through this partnership, TCS will also support developments around MindConnect Nano, the cloud gateway that can be used to connect production to cloud-based analysis of machine and production data. In addition, this new partnership will see Siemens and TCS work to explore implementing the MindSphere core platform, including operation and support services such as application and infrastructure management as well as analytical and testing services.
Steve Bashada, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MindSphere at Siemens, said: "The software engineering competence and implementation capabilities of TCS make them a valuable partner for Siemens and our customers. Siemens, together with TCS, will help customers evaluate and utilize data to achieve new insights which could ultimately pave the way for completely new business models, such as selling operating hours or services instead of machinery."
Drawing on TCS' experience, the company will offer MindSphere applications as well as digital and analytical services that can reduce downtime, maintenance related costs and energy consumption, while increasing the lifetime of their machinery.
This new collaboration will see TCS apply its breadth and depth of expertise across technology areas such as automation, IoT and connectivity with a focus on execution for brown field implementations in varied environments. Customers will benefit from extensive experience in industry processes across the value chain, including product design and engineering, production execution and services. These new solutions will bring to bear the full potential of Siemens' IoT operating system.
For further information on MindSphere, please see www.siemens.com/mindsphere