Atos launched what it calls a ‘Business Outcomes-as-a-Service’ (BOaaS) with 5G, edge, and IoT capabilities in collaboration with Dell. The goal: to deliver AI-based business value based on cloud architecture to the edge and far edge with end-to-end deployment, monitoring and management.
Some of the key features of BOaaS are built around Dell’s Streaming Data Platform for data pipelines to enable analytics. The service enables detection of imminent failure of equipment on the edge and far edge that responds with automated actions to correct the problem like automatic ordering of new hardware and alerting maintenance. Customers also get zero-touch deployment to set and secure settings, configurations, and applications on the devices for remote modification and an app market for the deployment of complex analytics and applications on the edge. An example of an app is the Atos Computer Vision platform which allows for AI and scenario-based analytics on video surveillance equipment.
Atos claims BOaaS can eliminate on-site technology support across 1,000 retail stores with estimates for 66,000 hours saved on maintenance, compliance and updates; and up to one to two percent in revenue saved equaling $4.2 million in digital support.
With environmental sustainability in mind, Atos also says the BOaaS can cut back on on-site technology support that can save hundreds of tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted per year per client.
Dave Seybold, CEO of Atos Americas, says, “Atos BOaaS combines breakthrough technologies that re-imagine the process of running digital operations at the edge and far edge as much as smartphones revolutionized mobile communications. Together, we unlock 5G potential securely, cost-effectively and with zero-touch, modernizing enterprise applications to be agile, mobile and rooted in analytics, while reducing customers’ costs and carbon footprint.”
The partnership with Dell joins Atos’ recent collaborations with Nvidia on European computing technologies, education, and research to find solutions in five major fields, and with Verizon to bring a 5G edge solution to the European market.
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