Lenovo Group Ltd. has launched an Industrial Big Data Application Alliance to support the utilization of industrial big data.
The Chinese multinational computer technology company teamed up with China Electronics Standardization Institution to create the application.
Over 80 companies, including Tencent Cloud, TCL Corp, and Haier Group Corp, from the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Robotics have joined the alliance.
Lenovo also launched its Industrial Internet Platform, aiming to support over 100,000 companies in the next five years.
Industrial big data is considered the foundation of smart manufacturing, and Lenovo is confident alliance will help to transform the manufacturing sector.
The alliance will aim to standardize industrial big data, push digital data modeling of the industrial chain, develop professional algorithms to meet corporate demand for high accuracy data analysis, as well as focus on the visualization of data.
The Chinese industrial big data sector is developing rapidly and the establishment of the alliance is in line with the Chinese government’s policy to develop the smart manufacturing sector.
The state council issued the China Smart Manufacturing 2025 plan in 2015, with an emphasis on the application of smart manufacturing.
Later that year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Standardization Administration issued a guideline saying the smart manufacturing standardization system should be completed in five years.
Despite the advances, there are problems such as the lack of standards for products data, the difficulty of reading and writing of high-end devices, lack of application and data security problems.
The newly announced alliance is seen as a step towards dealing with some of those issues.