Infogain Leverages Azure IoT & Cloud Platforms to Transform Luxury Kitchen and Bath Product Company into a Smart Home Leader

Our client is a household name in the US and a global leader best known for plumbing products, faucets, sinks and fixtures.

Our client is known for giving their customers innovative and engaging user experiences. They considered the Internet of Things (IoT) a major disruptor and wanted to surge past the competition by reimagining their product portfolio as smart and connected. Other challenges:

  • Lacked a connection between their products to Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • Lacked a mobile app that could control multiple products
  • Wanted an IT partner with IoT platform design, mobile app development, analytics, cloud, AI, and ML expertise

Infogain Enables Voice-Based IoT Interactions for Luxury Kitchen and Bath Product Company

Our client is a household name in the US and global leader best known for plumbing products, faucets, sinks and fixtures. Its kitchen and bathroom products are synonymous with luxury, innovation and aesthetic design. They wanted to reimagine their brand product portfolio as modern, smart and connected.

Additional challenges:

The client wanted to give their customers voice capabilities to:

  • turn water on and off; control water temperatures and showerheads; and drain water in bathrooms
  • dispense exact volume of water from kitchen water dispenser
  • trigger music and lighting by simple voice commands

The client wanted integration and control of kitchen and bath products connected to Amazon Alexa and Google Home services

Infogain enabled client satisfaction and convenience by introducing Amazon Alexa and Google Home integrations.

Infogain Develops Mobile, iOS Web Application & IoT Module that Monitors Bar Inventory in Real Time with MS Azure

Infogain Develops Microsoft Azure Web Application Development CRM with Real-Time Data Tracking via Customer management System

Our client is a US start-up hospitality company that has pioneered draft beverage management and quality control for bars and breweries. Bars lose billions of dollars annually due to free drinks, over pouring and theft, with 70% of inventory losses at retail value and 30% at customer cost. Challenges included:

– The client wanted a solution that would help bar owners manage bottle inventory in real time.
– The client’s existing hardware, lacked mobile and web apps to track inventory, prepare shrinkage reports and monitor profits.
– The client wanted Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) to manage leads, prospects and customers

Infogain developed a mobile, iOS Web Application and IoT module that monitors bar inventory in real time with MS Azure.

Energy Services Company Automates its Water Management System with MS Azure IoT and Gains Accuracy, Efficiency & Cost Savings

Our client is a publicly held geographically diversified oil and gas services company focused on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, frac flowback, production well testing; compression services and equipment. They wanted to support their growth with a digital automation remote-control monitoring solution for operational efficiencies and significant cost savings.

Infogain established and designed system architecture for the IoT solution which included an IoT platform, IoT connectivity, device provisioning, data and storage, and access management. In addition to device to cloud communication and security and compliance.

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Leak Detection & Repair Company Monitors Gas Leaks 24/7 by Automating its Gas Emission Monitoring System with MS Azure IoT

Our client provides line clearing services and equipment for the protection and damage prevention of utilities including gas, electric, water, and municipal utilities. The company has shifted from using portable technologies that an individual would carry to technology that is connected to the Internet, such as data logging, GPS and cloud. They partnered with Infogain on sensor-based technology that enables them to monitor leaks 24/7.

Infogain implemented the MS Azure IoT platform automation solution to their existing device management system. The client’s existing REM devices were onboarded onto the NET based RMLD-Remote Emissions Monitor (RMLD-REM) IoT hub built by Infogain and powered by Microsoft Azure.

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How IoT and Smart WorkSpaces are Transforming the Future of Work

As the world is facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID, businesses have had to transform to WFH models overnight, whether they were equipped or not.  Analysts at McKinsey believe that the COVID-19 crisis will significantly accelerate organizations’ shift to the digital business models that many were considering (with less urgency) before the pandemic. Companies are wrestling with what the future of work will be going forward and are doing so without a crystal ball.

One technology that is critical for post-COVID workplace strategies, whether it’s back at the office or off-premise, is the Internet of Things (IoT). Collecting IoT data using sensors and smart office devices provides rich opportunities for companies to improve the workspace environment for employees. IoT technologies such as occupancy sensors, footfall monitoring, desk presence, temperature, and air quality sensors gather data that can then be used to create safer and more optimized work environments. For the immediate future, enabling smart lighting, smart temperature changes, and smart access, the IoT can help keep workplaces clean and safe by reducing the number of touchpoints a person has during a regular working day. In addition, data from sensors, combined with AI, can help companies determine high traffic areas or times during the day when certain areas are used the most.

Smart WorkSpace Solutions

Infogain designs smart workplace Solutions for its customers leveraging Microsoft’s Azure IoT services. Azure IoT Suites provide a host of services that simplify the development of applications and systems with built-in security, performance, and scalability.

One of the innovative new services we are using to develop smart workplace Solutions is Azure Digital Twins, a new platform for developing a virtual representation of a physical environment that brings in data from a variety of sources.

Once a digital model is in place, Azure Digital Twins uses Azure IoT Hub to connect the IoT devices and sensors that keep everything up-to-date with the physical world. ‘Azure Digital Twins’ is but one example of how Infogain helps customers build next-generation IoT solutions that connect devices, predict maintenance needs, analyze energy requirements, optimize the use of available space and create more efficient and cost-saving processes. Azure Digital Twins work well with building energy management systems (BEMS), which uses IoT to integrate a multitude of disparate devices, systems, and functions to help facility managers proactively identify problems before they occur to drive efficiency. Such an advanced smart workspace solution can improve occupant experience as well as can provide savings of up to 75% on operational cost.

A holistic approach towards integrations of systems and comprehensive planning to manage data security and privacy are essential for the continued enhancement of smart workspace solutions.

Smart WorkSpace Designs are the Future

IoT has been gaining momentum in several domains and in many ways holds the key to our future workplace. It can help optimize workspaces not just at offices but also at home. And, smart workspaces will be next big area where we will see more and more adoption of this technology – from optimal space utilization to redesigned meeting rooms to smart workstations and as well as updated WFH designs. A collaborative smart workspace IoT platform provides rich opportunities for companies to create safe, efficient, and optimized work environments.

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Infogain Builds Application Deployment Infrastructure on Azure Cloud for Large Health Insurance Provider

Client Background:

Our client is the 2nd largest health insurance provider for US Government employees, with approx. 2 million policy holders. They are a self-insured, not-for-profit association providing health and dental plans to federal employees and retirees and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.

Business Challenges:

The client realized the profound impact digital and cloud technologies had across businesses and industries and did not want to be left behind. They hired a leading consulting firm to strategize on their business and technology landscape for the future – with the goal of capturing market share and drive profitability. This could be attained by gaining a larger share of the ‘customer’s wallet and attaining higher customer satisfaction levels.

One of the key assets that would play a role in attaining their business objectives was the online customer portal – the main point of interaction with customers. Approx. 70% of their customers would interact with the client solely through the portal.

The client decided to re-engineer the customer portal from the ground up to create a technologically advanced and modern platform that would be easier to maintain and manage. It also had to support their new business and product initiatives with agility, performance and scalability goals.

The new customer portal was developed in-house. Now that the application was developed, the client was looking for a competent vendor to help define the deployment architecture in the Cloud and implement an end to end DevOps toolchain.

With deep DevOps, and Cloud transformation expertise, and health insurance domain knowledge, Infogain was recommended by Microsoft as a preferred services partner.

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Infogain’s Azure Infrastructure Managed Services Solution for Professional Services Company provides cost and operation efficiency

Client Background:

Our client is a leading professional funeral and memorialization service provider with a mission to offer comfort and care to the deceased family. Over the years, the ‘client’s operations have expanded from a single property to include more than 75 funeral, cremation, and cemetery locations serving thousands of families across the United States.

Business Challenges:

Infogain had earlier helped the client migrate their data center from Rackspace to Microsoft Azure. The previous data center was mostly managed by Rackspace, and key workloads were being managed by the vendor.

The client approached Infogain to manage the data center and take over the operations of the key workloads that were previously managed by Rackspace. The client operated a lean IT organization that was focused on strategic IT-driven business initiatives, and they did not see the value in their IT team getting involved in day to day IT operations.

The client chose Infogain after getting an overview of our fully managed Microsoft Azure Managed Infrastructure Ops with 24/7 Cloud Ops Center, Microsoft-certified Azure engineers, service automation frameworks, and advanced cloud tools.

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Infogain enables Azure’s voice-based Interactions for CES Award winning Kitchen and Bath products company 

Client Background:

Our client is a household name in the US, best known for its plumbing products, faucets, sinks and fixtures. Its kitchen and bathroom products are synonymous with luxury, innovation and aesthetic design.

The client also operates in the hospitality space, operating and owning several resorts, hotels and golf clubs around the world.

Business Challenges:

The ‘client’s kitchen and bathroom products were synonymous with luxury, innovation and aesthetic design. In keeping with its tradition of creating innovative and engaging user experiences, the company embarked on a digital transformation journey to re-imagine their product portfolio as smart and connected products. The client viewed the growth of IoT as a major disrupting force in its business and wanted to take a “”first-mover”” advantage by transforming its current product range into a smart, connected portfolio of products.

Part of the ‘client’s product transformation initiative includes integration and control from popular voice-based products such as Amazon Echo (powered by Amazon Alexa) and Google Home (powered by Google Assistant).

The vision was to allow users to turn on and turn off water, control water temperatures and showerheads and drain out water in the bathrooms. In the kitchen, users could ask the kitchen water dispenser to dispense an exact volume of water. Music and lighting could also be triggered by voice.

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Infogain’s Azure Platform & Infrastructure Ops Managed Services Solution for large Health Insurance Provider provides reliability and 80% cost savings.

Client Background:

Our client is the 2nd largest health insurance provider for US Government employees, with approx. 2 million policy holders. They are a self-insured, not-for-profit association providing health and dental plans to federal employees and retirees and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.

Business Challenges:

The client realized the profound impact digital and cloud technologies had across businesses and industries and did not want to be left behind. They hired a leading consulting firm to strategize on their business and technology landscape for the future – with the goal of capturing market share and drive profitability. This could be attained by gaining a larger share of the ‘customer’s wallet and attaining higher customer satisfaction levels.

One of the key assets that would play a role in attaining their business objectives was the online customer portal – the main point of interaction with customers. Approx. 70% of their customers would interact with the client solely through the portal.

The client decided to re-engineer the customer portal from the ground up to create a technologically advanced and modern platform that would be easier to maintain and manage. It also had to support their new business and product initiatives with agility, performance and scalability goals.

The new customer portal was developed in-house and deployed on the Azure Cloud. During the deployment planning, the ‘client’s attention shifted towards the ongoing managed and operations of the customer portal. They were looking for experts who could provide ongoing Infrastructure and Application platform managed services.

With deep DevOps, and Cloud transformation expertise, and health insurance domain knowledge, Infogain was recommended by Microsoft as a preferred services partner.

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