Ennoconn, Google Cloud Team for Open AI-of-Things
October 18, 2021
Ennoconn Group, a global leader in Industrial IoT and embedded technology within
Design Manufacturing Services (DMS), IT & system integration services, and
Google Cloud have agreed to a strategic collaboration aimed at transforming
Ennoconn's manufacturing systems and creating new products, services, and
industrial manufacturing methods for its international customer base in core
industries including Smart Cities, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Retail, Financial
Services and Media & Entertainment among others.
"We're driving to become an AIoT cloud-services company and to create new
business models around Innovation Platform Convergence (IPC). Working with
Google Cloud as our strategic partner for innovation, we will leverage its
infrastructure, platform and expertise to advance our existing DMS workflow and
develop new cloud-based products, services and solutions," said Steve Chu, CEO
and chairman, Ennoconn. "By delivering innovative access to content and services
in new combinations across multiple platforms, we believe we will disrupt the
Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) industry and create value that
differentiates us to our partners and customers worldwide."
Modernizing for efficiency across Ennoconn's global operations
The first aspect of the collaboration will involve Ennoconn migrating its
business-critical sales, marketing, and operations systems from its on-premise
infrastructure to Google Cloud to realize greater efficiency and save resources.
Ennoconn will also use Google Cloud's computing, data storage and analytics to
power its digital management production tools for greater visibility across its
design-chain and supply-chain, including manufacturing floor assembly,
integration, testing, and packaging. This, in turn, will translate into more
streamlined design timelines for Ennoconn, and the ability to deliver more
predictive designs, support, and manufacturing services to market with speed and
Accelerating Ennoconn's business transformation and creating new revenue
Another core pillar of the collaboration will include Ennoconn building on its
current worldwide IoT embedded technology, DMS, IT and System Integration
Services and advancing its enterprise-wide Digitalization-as-a-Service (DaaS)
strategy to deliver innovative Google Cloud-connected Ennoconn manufacturing
products and services.
Ennoconn is rapidly developing next-generation information and operational
technology (IT/OT), artificial intelligence of things (AIoT), AI, and 5G-enabled
solutions and services for its partners and customers. Working with Google Cloud
will give Ennoconn the added ability to digitally monitor, maintain, and control
manufacturing equipment and processes on behalf of partners and customers. It
will also enable the company to unlock the value of component data and optimize
its facilities and workflows in real time as a design-build manufacturer.
This integration and host of new solutions and services also means Ennoconn's
customers will be able to harness Google Cloud's secure and scalable cloud
infrastructure to flexibly deploy cloud-native support solutions across their
choice of on-premise, hybrid cloud, or as-a-service models, thereby modernizing
their own operations for long-term success.
Creating a new wave of Ennoconn-Google integrated solutions for manufacturers
Ennoconn and Google Cloud have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
collaborate in different areas to power collaboration and communication across
the Ennoconn'ss core industries.
Ennoconn plans to develop and resell equipment and solutions for Glass
Enterprise Edition 2, Google's wearable computer for hands-free industrial work,
and Google Meet, Google's comprehensive cloud-based enterprise video
communications and collaboration platform. In addition, Ennoconn intends to
create Google Meet-compliant hardware and related products to serve its vast
customer base across industries.
"Staying ahead in today's hyper-competitive and globalized manufacturing
industry requires leveraging best-in-class technologies to deliver value-added
services. We're thrilled to partner with Ennoconn to accelerate its
Digitalization-as-a-Service strategy, and to explore new solutions and services
that have the potential to transform the design and manufacturing supply chain,"
said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.