Executive Summary – IMS’ Connected Car and Telematics Data Security
The automotive telematics market is by nature, very data-intensive. As millions of drivers become connected and take advantage of connected cars, the IT requirements to support these programs become very large and potentially expensive to support the large data and security requirements. Deploying connected car solutions through a SaaS model enables companies to enter these markets with lower risk, quicker deployment, and lower costs. According to Ptolemus, an automotive telematics consulting firm, companies who utilize a SaaS infrastructure for UBI programs can reap up to a 70% cost savings in administrative costs.
While the business side of the equation has its own set of questions, IT leaders have a seat at the table when considering a services provider to enable connected car solutions within their organization. IT personnel, by definition, play a key role in ensuring the services provider meets their security, availability, and data integrity requirements in the same manner they would as if they deployed the solution on-premises. Due to the sophistication and expertise required to run a bulletproof, secure, compliant, and highly functional infrastructure, business and IT leaders must systematically evaluate and vet their managed service provider to select a partner that best meets their business needs.
IMS offers a broad range of end-to-end automotive-based telematics business solutions based on its DriveSync connected car platform. IMS delivers a strong IT value proposition that enables IT leaders to confidently deploy connected car services and solutions and create new revenue streams and programs. The foundation of the IMS service platform is based on end-to-end security, integrity of collected data, and information availability.
The IMS hosted platform service delivers benefits in three key areas:
- End-to-End security: End-to-end policy and process to ensure secure management of client data
- Data collection integrity: Checks and balances in place to identify anomalies and avoid data corruption
- Information availability: High availability, load balancing, and internal redundancy resulting in high levels of system uptime and ensuring that clients of IMS (and the client’s customers) have access to their data when they want it
IT decision-makers can feel confident that IMS has the technology, processes, and people to make telematics programs successful within their organizations.
IMS has been delivering connected car solutions since 1999, and delivers a high value telematics-based platform which delivers end-to-end security, data collection integrity, and information availability.