The Internet of Things is something that is here to stay for a long time and is seen as the future. When you say the words Internet of Things there are certain things that spring to mind like connected cars, keychain finders, and door locks.

But that perception might just be changed by Microsoft who just recently purchased an Italian owned company by the name Solair. The company focusses mainly on connecting up business customers which include various industries such as manufacturing, retail, food and beverage and transportation, according to Microsoft. The business is not the sort of Internet of Things company average people would buy from.

Microsoft buys new Internet of Things startup to help with tracking clients Internet connected ‘things’
Microsoft buys new Internet of Things startup to help with tracking clients Internet connected ‘things’

Solair shares our ambition for helping customers harness their untapped data and create new intelligence with IoT, and this acquisition supports our strategy to deliver the most complete IoT offering for enterprises,” said Sam George, Microsoft’s Partner Director, Azure IoT, in a blog post on Tuesday.

In other words, Microsoft intends to help companies by adding their own sensors and tracking software to all sorts of stuff that material can be added to. This kind of thing is one of the new mega trends in the tech industry. All industries actually now prefer connecting everything to the Internet, partly due to the fact that connecting to the Internet on a large scale has been made cheap by modern technology.

Software to Track All of The Internet-connected Things

The idea Microsoft is now taking action on is not something new, it’s executives have been pondering on it over the past few years. The company already offers technology that helps its clients create any software to track all of the Internet-connected things. Through this Italian startup acquisition, Microsoft hopes to do that even more efficiently.

When called for comment about the acquisition and details of it, Microsoft did not respond.


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