5 Key Points About the GE-Microsoft IOT Partnership

Yesterday, at the Microsoft Worldwide partner conference, Microsoft and GE announced a strategic alliance to bring the Predix IOT platform to the Azure cloud. While the partnership is certainly relevant I was surprised by the immediate excitement about the news that included coverage in major media outlets and an exclusive interview by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO Jeff Imme in CNBC. GE’s and Microsoft’s stocks both reacted slightly positive to the news.

The partnership is another step towards making GE’s Predix platform supported in mainstream cloud infrastructures such as AWS or Azure. Beyond the hype, there are some interesting points about the Microsoft-GE that I think are worth discussing.

Predix Everywhere

Predix Needs a Better Infrastructure

Standalone IOT Platforms are Having a Hard Time Competing Against Mainstream IOT PaaS Solutions

Azure is More Important than Azure IOT

Are AWS, Google and IBM Next?

CEO of IntoTheBlock, Chief Scientist at Invector Labs, I write The Sequence Newsletter, Guest lecturer at Columbia University, Angel Investor, Author, Speaker.

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