Japan-based industrial conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. has established a business unit to help driveÂ the company’s Internet of Things research-and-development and go-to-marketÂ strategic efforts.
Hitachi Insight Group, led by Keiji Kojima, will offerÂ IoT-based technologies and services meant toÂ help government and enterprise customers achieve smart city, energy, healthcare and industrial goals through actionable insights, Hitachi said May 10.
The Santa Clara, California-based unitÂ intendsÂ to collaborate with Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Consulting to deliver IoT platforms to clients.
“With all the hype surrounding IoT these days, it can be difficult to understand what its real world applications are, or what will net the best return on investment,” noted Jack Domme, Hitachi’s Americas region chief executive.
“Hitachi is working to change that paradigm.” Domme added.
Additionally, Insight Group introduced theÂ Lumada open softwareÂ platform that seeks to help organizations accelerate development of IoTÂ applications.