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Microsoft Azure Case Study: InterDigital
Data Sheet / Jun 2017 / IoT, transport, oneTRANSPORT

Discover how through Microsoft Azure, InterDigital is enabling the oneTRANSPORT initiative, a public-private consortium unifying data sources from four U.K. counties and a highways agency. 

CASE STUDY Microsoft Azure Go-To-Market Services MICROSOFT AZURE PARTNER: InterDigital WEB SITE: www.interdigital.com LOCATION: North America, Europe, and Asia ORG SIZE: Fewer than 500 employees MICROSOFT AZURE PARTNER PROFILE: InterDigital, Inc., designs and develops advanced technologies that enable and enhance mobile communications and the Internet of Things. The company?s activities are organized around the concept of creating the living network: A future where intelligent networks self-optimize to deliver services tailored to the content, context, and connectivity of the user, device, or need. ? BENEFITS Microsoft Azure offers the deployment flexibility and data services that InterDigital requires for its transportation solution. Azure supplies InterDigital with global reach and an extensive Microsoft partner ecosystem. Partner Logo Microsoft Azure Services Supply the Framework to Unify Disparate Transportation Data Sources ?Emerging IoT solutions require interoperability, future-proofing, and scale. Microsoft Azure facilitates true deployment flexibility and global scalability.? ? James Nolan, Executive Vice President of IoT Solutions, InterDigital ? SOLUTION InterDigital turned to Microsoft Azure to power its solution. InterDigital uses Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service Command Line Interface and Application Programming Interface, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Blob storage, Azure File storage, Azure Active Directory, and Common Internet File System network shares. Through Azure, InterDigital is enabling the oneTRANSPORT initiative, a public-private consortium unifying data sources from four U.K. counties and a highways agency. ? SITUATION U.K. transportation authorities operated in a highly fragmented environment. Some of their goals included handling large volumes of cross-county travel, making public transportation more attractive, making residents smarter about travel plans, addressing social isolation in rural locations, and fostering economic growth. They needed to aggregate their data sets into a format with a unified interface to reach their goals and achieve desired scale.