John Deere to partner with Colorado company on cloud platform for farmers — the Denver Business Journal

Cloud computing diagram via Information Q
Cloud computing diagram via Information Q

From the Denver Business Journal (Mark Harden):

The maker of John Deere tractors is forming a joint venture with Greenwood Village-based DN2K to further develop the Colorado company’s cloud software platform to analyze agricultural data and help farmers make better growing decisions.

The joint venture — dubbed SageInsights — by DN2K and Moline, Illinois-based Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) will “initially serve the agriculture industry with further development of DN2K’s existing cloud software platform, MyAgCentral, for agricultural retailers and others who provide consulting services to growers,” Deere said in a statement…

DN2K’s MyAgCentral tool allows farmers as well as “precision farming” consultants and retailers to more easily collect, store and evaluate a host of information — some of it gathered “machine to machine” by remote monitors — and use it to improve farm productivity. The platform was established in 2012.

“The agriculture industry has significant opportunities to increase productivity by understanding and leveraging the operational intelligence that is already available,” said Susan Lambert, DN2K’s president and CEO. “Creating SageInsights allows us to serve a broader range of the agricultural community.”

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