Nokia has decided to unite all of its connected-device technologies and products to form a new Internet of Things (IoT) management platform called Impact.
Impact, which stands for the Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things, is the company’s new tool for managing all of the devices powered by IoT technology. During its unveiling this week, Nokia pointed out the platform already supports 80,000 different device types.
Impact may be starting off small as a platform designed for homes, but the company has much bigger plans for it and hopes that it will eventually be adopted by enterprises and governments. The platform could be used to handle various tasks including data collection, data analytics and device management.
Nokia has laid the groundwork to become a full-stack IoT vendor and the announcement of Impact shows that it is ready to handle the challenges of bringing the Internet of Things to life.
The company is doing everything in its power to ensure the success of its new IoT management platform starting with the name. The abbreviation Impact and the name Intelligent Management Platform for all Connected Things was originally owned by the Canadian company Mformation Software Technologies. Though the company was acquired by Alacatel-Lucent which was then later acquired by Nokia giving it full use of the name and the abbreviation Impact.