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Mohammed Amin

Dell Technologies unveils major IoT agenda

DUBAI, October 11, 2017

Dell Technologies has unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT) vision and strategy, a new IoT division as well as new IoT specific products, labs, partner program and consumption models.

The announcements showcase the company’s leadership in and commitment to helping customers navigate the complex and fragmented IoT landscape by enabling machine learning to enrich innovative, practical solutions.

IoT, a new distributed model for computing

“IoT is fundamentally changing how we live, how organisations operate and how the world works” said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies. “Dell Technologies is leading the way for our customers with a new distributed computing architecture that brings IoT and artificial intelligence together in one, interdependent ecosystem from the edge to the core to the cloud. The implications for our global society will be nothing short of profound.”

Customers have expressed a growing need for one company to pull together complete IoT solutions that can be deployed within their organisations. Dell Technologies’ comprehensive approach to IoT is based on market leading technology and services and a carefully curated partner ecosystem designed to realise value for customers today and prepare them for the future.

New Dell Technologies IoT Division

The company’s new IoT Division will be led by VMware CTO Ray O’Farrell, and is chartered with orchestrating the development of IoT products and services across the Dell Technologies family. The IoT Solutions Division will combine internally developed technologies with offerings from the vast Dell Technologies ecosystem to deliver complete solutions for the customer.

“Dell Technologies has long seen the opportunity within the rapidly growing world of IoT, given its rich history in the edge computing market” explained Ray O’Farrell, general manager, IoT, Dell Technologies and CTO, VMware. “Our new IoT Solutions Division will work across all of our businesses to ensure we deliver the right solution– in combination with our vast partner ecosystem –to meet customer needs and help them deploy integrated IoT systems with greater ease.

In addition to the company’s core focus on technology, solutions and services, its strategy to grow its IoT footprint via a strong partner ecosystem remains. Over the next three years, Dell Technologies is investing $1 billion in new IoT products, solutions, labs, partner program and ecosystem. Dell Technologies’ award-winning IoT Solutions Partner Program is a carefully curated, multi-tiered program comprising more than 80 partners will now support all solutions across all seven businesses, allowing for easier collaboration and implementation of blueprints.

IoT instrumental towards ‘everything connected’

Expanding on this premise, Dell EMC ‘Connected Cities’ study addresses IoT as a core pillar of an instrumented, interconnected and intelligent foundation for a smart city and transformed citizen experiences. Diving into this new reality of ‘everything connected’ the findings of the study outlined:

The City of 2050:

•    By 2050, the world population will reach 10 billion people, compared to 7.3 billion today.
•    The Connected City can improve quality of life and preserve social cohesion thanks to a smart combination of new (mobile) technologies with human and economic factors.

The Open Data Challenge:

•    Smart citizens require on-time and accurate services and information.
•    Transparent & Secure: more transparency means providing open data to diverse stakeholders while dealing with legislative mandates, compliance regulations, privacy laws all while combating cyber invasions of citizen information.

The Connected Partnerships:

•    The success of the Connected City will depend on its ability to develop an ecosystem that leverages both public and private partners.
•    The city council should not try to reinvent the wheel but should work as an innovation enabler for all stakeholders.

To this end, Dell Technologies is growing its IoT footprint to help organizations raise their capabilities to gather data, interpret it, and apply the insights into future interactions and processes that will enable democratization of data, seamless partnerships between the public and private sector and create a cohesive society.

“The push towards building a connected city requires meeting new challenges, fostering sustainable ideas and adapting new approaches. This is where Dell Technologies comes in” said Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC.

“With the industry’s broadest IoT infrastructure solutions and a vast ecosystem of curated partnerships, we are strongly positioned to support the region to build industrialized, end-to-end, scalable IoT infrastructure to achieve smart city readiness. We believe that the true potential of IoT can only be unlocked when IoT is a complete, interdependent ecosystem, one in which connected things, infrastructure, artificial intelligence and machine learning will all come together to make things smarter.” – TradeArabia News Service




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