Infosys and SMART Enterprise (the enterprise business group of SMART Communications, Inc., the leading wireless provider in the Philippines) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop new industry solutions in the areas of Machine to Machine (M2M) Communication and Internet of Everything.
These solutions are aimed at enabling organizations to listen, respond and make predictions based on machine-generated data. Infosys and SMART Enterprise will leverage their proven expertise in technology and intelligent communication to design industry solutions across arenas such as connected healthcare, retail, home security and connected cars.
Infosys and SMART Enterprise will:
Empower global businesses to nurture new growth avenues by harnessing technologies, like Big Data, Cloud, Mobility and Social Media, to draw insights from data collected from machines
Establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at SMART Enterprise, Philippines to serve as a collaborative forum to foster innovation and co-create new integrated solutions in the M2M and Internet of Everything space
Work closely with the local innovation ecosystem to draw on their collective best practice and intellectual capital
Leverage high performance solutions from Infosys, to design customized offerings for providers including those who are a part of the Conexus Mobile Alliance in Asia and Japan
Dheeshjith V.G., Senior Vice President, Unit Head Growth Markets, Infosys
“To sustain growth in today’s digital economy, forward looking enterprises are seeking new ways to deliver a more positive and differentiated customer experience while reducing cost and simplifying technology. The teaming up of two innovative companies, Infosys and SMART Enterprise, will help businesses better understand their customers and market conditions, which are dynamically changing in our ‘connected’ world. Open collaboration with the ecosystem will allow our clients to test new concepts for intelligent systems while simultaneously reducing risk.”
Jovy I Hernandez, First Vice President & Head, PLDT ALPHA Enterprise and SMART Enterprise, Sales & Marketing
“We share a vision that the ‘Internet of Everything’ will help enterprises rely on their remote assets and connected devices to transform their business. The Centre of Excellence is expected to accelerate solutions development, streamline product delivery and give rise to new business models that help enterprises run more effectively and stay competitive. We believe that the SMART-Infosys relationship backed by the Center will allow us and our clients to have more efficient operations and generate new revenue streams.”
About Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart)
Smart Communications, Inc. (smart.com.ph) is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider with 55.4 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-March 2014. Smart has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless offerings such as Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala, and the Netphone. Smart offers 3G, HSPA+, and LTE services, while its satellite service Smart Link provides communications to the global maritime industry. Smart Broadband, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, offers a wireless broadband service, Smart Broadband, with 2 million subscribers as of end-March 2014.
Smart is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippines' leading telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.
Infosys (infosys.com) is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
Infosys Engineering Services provides consulting, implementation and system integration services spanning electronics, mechanical, communications and software products, addressing multiple industry segments, including offerings in M2M and the Internet of Everything.
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Paul de Lara - Infosys, UK
P: +44(0)20 7516 2748 - E: Paul_deLara[.]infosys.com.
Tara Kozak-Lindsay - GolinHarris for Infosys, USA
P: +1 212-373-6020 - E: tkozaklindsay[.]GolinHarris.com.
Mikey Smyth - Smart, Inc.
M: +63918 9223353 - E: cgsmyth[.]pldt.com.ph.