Microsoft, GE team up on industrial cloud

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, at left, with Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE.(Photo: Brian Smale) Microsoft and GE are joining forces for new cloud technologies that will bring improved use of big data to production. GE will bring its Predix industrial data-gathering operating system to Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, the two companies announced Monday at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. The deal is the first in a planned strategic partnership between GE and Microsoft. “Every industry and every company around the world is being transformed by digital technology,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a statement announcing the partnership. “Working with companies like GE, we can reach a new set of customers to help them accelerate their transformation across every line of business — from the factory floor to smart buildings.” USA…


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