CGI Partners With Arkessa to Deliver Innovative Internet of Things Based Solutions

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Unlocking the Power of the Internet of Things for Governments and Enterprises

The Internet of Things is set to transform the way that people live and organisations operate and Arkessa is at the forefront of this revolution, providing customers with world class IoT and M2M capabilities

Arkessa Ltd, a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) platforms and services today announced its strategic partnership with CGI to deliver complete IoT solutions to Enterprise customers.

The IoT and M2M are transforming Enterprises: shifting their approach to device and asset connectivity; enabling operational efficiencies; launching innovative products and services; and generating new revenue streams. The strategic partnership between CGI and Arkessa brings together Arkessa’s Enterprise IoT and M2M platforms with CGI’s renowned integration and domain knowledge to offer Enterprises customised IoT solutions.

“Arkessa is an expert in IoT and M2M, having developed leading products and services which enable organisations to easily connect to and get value from their remote devices and assets”, said Sophie Ellis, UK Alliances Director, CGI. “As a Foundation partner of our SME Accelerate program, we are delighted to be collaborating with Arkessa, leading the way in making the Internet of Things a business reality and helping us to bring excellence and innovation to our customers”.

Arkessa provides IoT and M2M products and services that make connecting, managing and communicating with remote devices and assets easy. The IoT is set to transform the way that people live and organisations operate and Arkessa is at the forefront of this revolution, providing customers with world class IoT and M2M capabilities across sectors as diverse as energy, transport, retail and healthcare. Some of these customers have deployed hundreds of thousands of devices using Arkessa’s platforms.

“CGI recognises both the agility of SMEs and the importance of an ecosystem of experts which is reflected in their strong partnership approach. Arkessa prides itself on bringing innovation to our customers and partners in this connected age, and we are delighted to be part of CGI’s solution in IoT and M2M”, said Andrew Orrock, CEO, Arkessa. “We share CGI’s passion for excellence, and look forward to working together to deliver outstanding results for Enterprise customers”.

Arkessa has three main products for IoT and M2M:

  • Enterprise IoT Data Management Platform: Connecting IoT devices to Enterprise systems to easily derive real business value from Enterprise Internet of Things. The platform takes care of the plethora of different IoT communications methods and device types, whether standard, proprietary, or legacy. By providing normalised datasets, security, device management, and standards-based Enterprise integration points, Arkessa’s platform provides a significant time-to-market boost.
  • M2M Communications Platform: Enabling Enterprise customers to manage, control and secure their own M2M and device connectivity through a single management platform, providing them a scalable and future-proofed solution for existing and emerging communications technologies.
  • M2M Connectivity: Managed, secure and highly reliable M2M connectivity including GPRS, 3G, 4G, and satellite communication across multiple networks and all accessed through a single industry-leading portal. Arkessa provides its own M2M optimised single and multi-IMSI SIM solutions that provide best in class cellular connection capabilities at a highly competitive price point.

About Arkessa

Arkessa enables organisations of all sizes to monitor, manage and control remote devices through M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) technology to enable business to derive valuable information and intelligence from both new and existing M2M and IoT devices. Arkessa makes M2M & IoT easy to implement and straightforward to integrate, creating new business value from devices through the development of new services and revenue streams. In 2014 Gartner identified Arkessa as one of only five Cool Vendors in IoT, globally [1].

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About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$19 billion.

[1] Gartner “Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2014”; Alfonso Velosa, Jim Tully, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Satish R.M; 25 April 2014

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