USA: Connected Enterprise Framework Unveiled Jacobs Engineering Invests in ION Software
Engineering companies are increasingly focusing on the development of Big Data analysis tools. Only recently, the Japanese plant builder Chiyoda announced the creation of a business unit dedicate to Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Now US company Jacobs Engineering follows by unveiling Connected Enterprise — a suite of integrated capabilities and solutions to enable digital transformation.
Dallas/USA — Jacobs Connected Enterprise provides clients the capability to connect, protect and analyze operational systems and data, the engineering company claims. The solution spans several core functional categories, including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), information technology (IT) and network infrastructure, cloud solutions, data analytics and cyber security. In addition, the company announces an investment in a new software platform (ION) and associated intellectual property assets obtained from Apprion. With this investment the company intends to increase its ability to deliver, extend and manage the Industrial Internet of Things.
As digital transformation increases, more industrial systems are now connected and traditional boundaries between operational technology (OT) systems and IT systems are disappearing. Machines can interpret, learn, automate and communicate. This means that cars, factories, farms, ports, roads and even entire cities are being connected, fundamentally changing how things, people and systems interact. This evolutionary advancement drives the need for businesses to adapt and evolve to keep pace with the technology-driven changes of today and tomorrow.
“Digitization and connectivity are changing the way businesses operate and the capabilities they need to be successful,” said Jacobs Senior Vice President Aerospace and Technology Darren Kraabel. "The ION purchase complements other investments we have made over the past few years, including our cloud-based technology solutions. Our objective is to help our clients assure system and data integrity, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and profitability, improve safety and enhance business’ agility”.