BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corporation, the leading cloud-based service and software for connecting, building and managing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced it has launched new online communities for customers and partners that give users instant access to a wide range of valuable content and allows them to interact and collaborate with community members and Axeda experts on technological advancements and business solutions. To help respond to the worldwide burgeoning demand for trained professionals on their Internet of Things platform, the company today also introduced Axeda Academy, a one-stop learning portal for a world-class curriculum on the Axeda Machine Cloud.
"There is a pressing need for insights into the latest developments and best practices on relevant topics in the Internet of Things," said Bill Zujewski, Axeda CMO and executive vice president of product marketing. "Axeda is in the best position to leverage its worldwide network of IoT customers and partners with extensive industry knowledge. We are delivering an engaging customer and partner experience where distributed knowledge and expertise can be aggregated and shared throughout the online community. "
Launched at Connexion 2014, overviews for these online communities are available at the Axeda showcase in the exhibit area. IoT professionals can access the new sites at http://community.axeda.com and http://www.axedaacademy.com/.
Some of the capabilities of the new communities include:
Axeda Academy: With the launch of Axeda Academy, customers and partners now have an online learning platform to experience professional technical and leadership courses on the Internet of Things. Axeda Academy delivers global, on-demand access to enablement, education and certification -- shortening time to value and giving customers and partners everything they need to succeed with the Axeda Machine Cloud. Axeda Academy offers both classroom and online courses that include – self paced, self-paced with lab, and online instructor supervised. Axeda Academy delivers the education professionals need to maximize the value of their connected products technologies and support competitive advantages for their companies. As partners in their personal Axeda journey, Axeda Academy also helps each individual increase their Axeda Machine Cloud expertise and now, certify their achievements — on the job and in the classroom. Axeda has also introduced a world-class, three-level, role-based, globally available certification program which will validate current skills, empower professionals to develop their expertise, and increase their value to their organizations.
Axeda Customer Community: Based on a comprehensive collaboration and social business platform, the new Axeda Customer community web site gives Axeda customers instant access to valuable content on a range of topics including best practices, product documentation, quick start guides, and product FAQs. The community provides a place for customers to connect with other customers, Axeda employees, and Axeda partners; share their knowledge and answer each other's questions; and interact with special interest groups to share tips and ideas. Features include forums, blogs, wikis, document sharing, search, tagging, document reviews and ratings, subscriptions to information feeds, private groups and project spaces.
Axeda Partner Community: This new online portal is designed to provide partners with access to Axeda's subject matter experts and content. The community gives partners unprecedented access to every aspect of Axeda's business, including sales, marketing, support, product, engineering and operations. Partners can also connect with each other to ask and answer questions and share best practices.
"Axeda is focused on supporting our partners' business growth through marketing campaigns, sales support, training, technical support and structured enablement," said Joe Bartlett, EVP of channel programs. "The new online Axeda Community is a world-class collaborative experience and is further evidence of Axeda's commitment to partner success."
Axeda provides the most advanced cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines and implementing innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. We reduce the cost and complexity of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Our customers use the Axeda Machine Cloud® to turn machine data into valuable information, to build and run innovative IoT applications, and to optimize business processes by integrating machine and sensor data.
By relying on the Axeda® Platform to power their connected products and connected enterprise, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The IoT solutions behind these connected products include remote service, predictive maintenance, usage-based billing, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at http://www.axeda.com.
Catherine Purcell Gryska
SOURCE Axeda Corporation