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Commercial IoT recap: Microsoft announces IoT Central, SAP steps up to the plate, Cisco’s backbone and IBM recycles telco clouds

Microsoft aims to deliver IoT to the masses via IoT Central

On April 20, 2017, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced IoT Central, a managed SaaS solution that aims to make IoT more accessible. IoT Central exists on the Azure cloud and is integrated with Microsoft’s traditional IoT PaaS Azure IoT Suite. Microsoft bills IoT Central as a tool for customers to build and enable IoT scenarios without cloud or deep IT experience, lowering the barriers to engaging with and developing for IoT. Not yet publicly available, IoT Cen...

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