ATLANTA: MICROSOFT has announced versions of Azure and Windows 10 designed to help businesses manage data and build services on top of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Azure IoT Suite, along with a version of Windows 10 for IoT, was unveiled during Microsoft's Convergence 2015 conference in Atlanta on Monday.
Microsoft said that the Azure IoT Suite and Windows 10 IoT operating system for devices sees it "bringing together a variety of Azure services to help our customers accelerate their transformation to digital businesses," adding that it will help companies better adapt to the rapid growth of IoT and cloud.
Speaking at the conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that businesses, such as those in healthcare and manufacturing, likely will become software businesses that provide services and apps that make use of IoT data.
"Every one of these businesses now is going to become a software business, where you are going to reason about all this data, you're going to build applications, you're going to do things like advanced analytics and predictions," he said.
"That transformation is what's going to change the economics of your business."
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