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September 30, 2016updated 13 Jan 2017 12:02pm

The Top 5 IT and Industrial firms signing IoT partnerships

The top 5 firms signing partnerships to collaborate the Internet of Things in 2016.

By Hannah Williams

Following the recent news of companies partnering with new agreements and signings all in the name of IoT, CBR put together a list of the top 5 biggest companies found to be making partnerships in light of IoT.


  1. Microsoft



Microsoft has made a huge number of partnerships, following the release of its Azure IoT Suite, which is expected to aid the internet of things to businesses.

The Azure IoT Suite allows users to connect devices, analyse previously untapped data and integrate business systems.

There are a range of firms who have partnered with Microsoft following the Azure IoT Suite offering, while others have opted for the Cortana Intelligence Suite for Artificial Intelligence and big data related plans.

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Car firms Renault and Nissan, recently announced the signing of a multiyear agreement with Microsoft for what it calls next-generation technologies.

Rolls Royce, Genee, Solair and Dell are on the list of firms to partnering with the software firm.

In July this year GE signed a deal to make its Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses. The move marks the first step in a broad strategic collaboration between the two companies, which will allow customers around the world to capture intelligence from their industrial assets and take advantage of Microsoft’s enterprise cloud applications, the companies said.

Microsoft & GE

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO Jeff Immelt

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