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4 New AWS IoT Services In 2023 With Huge Customer Potential
From new capabilities in AWS IoT Device Defender and IoT TwinMaker to new location services for devices, AWS’ IoT leader Yasser Alsaied tells CRN about new opportunities for partners in 2023.
With Amazon Web Services launching a slew of new data and location service capabilities in late 2022, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a “major opportunity” for AWS partners in 2023 who want to take data and cybersecurity to the next level for customers, said AWS’ IoT leader Yasser Alsaied.
“Channel partners need to learn about these new services because it will help them reimagine what they can offer to their customer [in 2023],” Alsaied, vice president and head of AWS IoT, told CRN.
“If you think about how to connect the world, it’s all about connectivity. But you need a common place where this information is available, secure, reliable, and scalable—and the cloud is the right place,” Alsaied said.
From AWS location services for IoT devices to new capabilities on AWS IoT Device Defender and TwinMaker, Alsaied said there are huge services revenue opportunities for partners now available around unlocking IoT and better leveraging data for customers.
Yasser Alsaied joined the Seattle-based cloud market share leader about one year ago after a 14-year stint at chipmaker Qualcomm.
His last position was vice president of Qualcomm’s IoT business unit.
“My movement from semiconductor to the cloud is the natural movement to cover chips to the cloud, and everything in between,” Alsaied said. “So joining AWS was very exciting for me.”
Alsaied is advising system integrators, MSPs, consultants and AWS partners of all shapes and sizes to double down on driving IoT services sales in 2023, which can increase margins and stickiness with customers.
In an interview with CRN at AWS re:Invent 2022 last month, Alsaied breaks down five IoT services that AWS partners should leverage in 2023.