Yesterday Axeda and Walsh Wireless announced an alliance for Cloud Telematics Solutions. Quoting from this release:
“Through this collaboration, enterprises now have access to a flexible cloud platform that enables them to layer value-added applications on top of the real-time data coming from vehicles.”
In the past enterprises had two choices:
- Pick a pre-canned point solution that did one thing and one thing only
- Write a complete solution from scratch
With this announcement, Axeda and Walsh have provided a third & better choice: A solution that combines the ease of deployment and consumption of a point solution with the flexibility and fit of a solution built from the ground up.
Today’s enterprise is a complex labyrinth of business processes. Each business processes enables the organization to perform a key task – both reliably and at scale. The biggest challenge for traditional telematics solutions has been plugging into that labyrinth of business processes. With the Axeda/Walsh alliance, that challenge has now been overcome! What was once impossible is now EASY.
In my title, I called the product of the alliance a Telematics Platform. For me platforms make hard things easy, impossible things possible, and provide leverage throughout the entire technical solution stack. I can’t wait to see the type and scale of solutions are enabled by this collaboration! What are your thoughts about the possibilities?