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Today, digital transformation is being undergone by companies and organizations of every size and every industry. Innovative new technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud that optimize efficiency and collaboration, have businesses attempting to not only find the technology that best suits their needs but also applications that make leveraging these new devices easier. One application that is gaining momentum in many industries is the use of Microsoft Azure IoT.

The Azure Internet of Things (IoT) is a collection of Microsoft-managed cloud services that connect, monitor and control billions of IoT assets. In simpler terms, it's an IoT solution made up of one or more IoT devices that communicate with one or more back-end services hosted in the cloud. The Azure IoT holds a myriad of benefits for those who leverage the application and the IoT technology associated, such as stronger security, faster and more reliable communications, and overall improved efficiency on daily processes.

Overall, while Azure IoT isn't new by any means, the technology is starting to become more common in the workplace. However, the Azure IoT is only set to continue to grow in terms of adoption rates, as long as IoT technology continues to grow as well. This shouldn't be a problem, as the global IoT services market size in 2021 reached $162.39 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent, with predictions citing a market size of $381.16 billion by 2025, meaning adoption rates for Azure IoT should grow during that time, as more companies turn to the technology.

Today, Veea Inc., an innovation leader in integrated smart edge connectivity and computing, announced it is partnering with Codit France, an innovative IT solutions company providing next-level consultancy, technology, and managed services to leading brands worldwide, to bring packaged solutions that leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT hub and cloud.

The VeeaHubs' inclusion in the Azure Certified for IoT device catalog makes them a unique and compelling choice for an integrated Azure IoT Edge Device and Gateway. Currently, no other device solution with similar capabilities in a highly integrated, compact form is offered in the Microsoft IoT device catalog. By building their solutions on VeeaHubs and the Veea Edge Platform, Codit can quickly build Azure-based IoT solutions and services while also being able to easily deploy and scale them.

"This approach to edge computing is truly innovative, in that Veea has thought through and addressed many of the challenges of edge computing system development and deployment," said Nicolas Coudert, General Manager, Codit France. "With Microsoft Azure for IoT Certification, Veea clearly indicates that they are focused on helping companies like ours."

Codit France is one of the largest Microsoft partners in Europe, according to the company, and works across the many dimensions of Azure.  The companies connected after VeeaHub products were certified on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform in 2020.

Codit helps companies reduce operational costs, improve efficiency, and enhance communication by integrating people, applications, and things. The company employs more than 180 people in Belgium, France, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Malta, and Luxembourg. Since 2000, they have successfully implemented over 500 integration solutions worldwide.

Veea and Codit are currently collaborating on solutions in Smart Agriculture, Smart Energy, and "Machine as a service" offerings.  By building their Azure-powered (powered by Azure) "full stack" end-to-end edge computing and communications offerings on the Veea Edge Platform, Codit is able to offer their customers highly efficient, flexible, easily deployed, and maintained "smart" IoT solutions that outperform competitive offerings.

"We are pleased that Codit shares our vision of quickly and easily creating innovative IoT/IIoT solutions and has chosen to build solutions on the Veea Edge Platform," said Allen Salmasi, CEO of Veea. "The VeeaHub Smart Computing Hub's level of integration helps for building multi-protocol, multi-radio IoT solutions where local computing capabilities are desired, and our developer tools make rapid solution development possible." 


Arti Loftus is an experienced Information Technology specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the research, writing, and editing industry with many published articles under her belt.

Edited by Luke Bellos

Special Correspondent

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