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Somos, Inc Joins IMC, Extends Solutions for IoT Identity Management
- January 25, 2021
London (25 January 2021): Somos, Inc., a leading provider of data solutions and registry management for all numbers in North America – which include Toll-Free, local and wireless – has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the world’s largest community of enterprise users and product makers that buy IoT solutions. Somos has joined the IMC board as a Sustaining Member company to evangelize its solutions for use in managing IoT devices and identities, which could have a big impact on IoT security, risk and compliance management among other things. IMC Sustainer companies get exclusive access to the group’s rank-and-file Adopter Membership of 25,000 IoT buyers for purposes of thought leadership, lead generation, promotion, and research.
“Identity and lifecycle management is critical for enterprises to manage their IoT assets,” says Sri Ramachandran, Somos’ SVP & Chief Technology Officer who will represent the company on the IMC Board of Governors, “We believe our data solutions will do a lot to ease management of IoT deployments, and the IMC is a great way to build awareness among enterprise users and product designers that need the technology.” Somos hopes to emulate in the IoT sector globally what it has achieved in the numbering sector – the company manages over 850 million numbers, in North America.
For its part, the IMC’s Adopter Members cover 27 different vertical markets of application – from manufacturing to healthcare to retail sales and government infrastructure – and includes a global footprint, with roughly 35% of its members from North America, 25% from Europe, and 25% from Asia, with the remainder diffuse. The group has recently introduced a series of online events for 2021 – some in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show and Hannover Messe – partly in response to the global pandemic. “Roughly 70% of the attendees at IMC events routinely identify as IoT buyers – not sellers – which makes them a great fit for what we’re trying to accomplish,” says Ramachandran.
About the IoT M2M Council
The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector – with over 25,000 IoT enterprise users, product makers/designers, and apps developers that buy IoT solutions as members. Board companies include 1NCE, Aeris, AVSystem, beamLive, BICS, Digi International, Fractus Antenna, iBasis, IoT Launch, KORE, Losant, Microsoft, MultiTech, NimbeLink, Pelion, Pod Group, Quectel, Software AG, Somos, Taoglas, Tata Communications, Telit, u-blox, and Vodafone. Visit www.iotm2mcouncil.org