NCR and Microsoft partner for Internet of Things

NCR Corp. is collaborating with Microsoft Corp. to power NCR Digital Connected Services (DCS) for retailers including convenience stores.

NCR’s DCS Internet of Things (IoT) management software will run on top of Azure IoT Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Data can be turned into insights faster, and incidents that could potentially impact availability can be identified sooner, increasing uptime, the company said.

Through this combination, NCR’s retail customers will gain an IoT monitoring and managed services product that proactively keeps connected devices running with greater uptime.

“With Digital Connected Services, our customers gain peace of mind that their mission-critical technologies are always ready and available,” said Dan Campbell, executive vice president of global sales for NCR.

“NCR can help global retailers, restaurants and financial institutions protect availability of edge devices and quickly turn massive amounts of data into meaningful insights.” Atlanta-based NCR, a software and services supplier for the retail and other industries, allows customers to access these end-to-end technology services with thousands of service professionals in 160 countries.

"By leveraging Microsoft Azure and its AI and IoT capabilities, NCR is helping retailers, restaurants and financial institutions simplify and keep commerce running with Microsoft's trusted, secure and scalable platform,” said Sam George, corporate vice president for Azure IoT at Seattle-based Microsoft.