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Microsoft’s Azure Digital Twins Platform Could Disrupt Cloud Computing for the Building IoT

Back in spring this year, Microsoft announced that they intended to invest $5 billion in Internet of Things (IoT) services over the next four years with the goal of “simplifying the journey in IoT.” They made it clear that they wanted any customer, no matter where they’re starting from, to be able to create trusted, connected solutions for their own digital transformation. This week they took a step towards that goal with the announcement of their Azure Digital Twins platform. “Most IoT projects today start from a things-centric approach, but we’ve flipped that around. We’ve found that customers realize huge benefits by first modeling the physical environment and then connecting (existing or new) devices to that model. Customers gain new spatial intelligence capabilities and new insights into how spaces and infrastructure are really used,” the company said at their Ignite Conference in Orlando. “Azure Digital Twins is a new platform for comprehensive digital models and […]

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