Global IT services company, HCL Technologies, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) Incubation Center in Redmond, Washington in the US, designed to leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and accelerate the enterprise adoption of IoT.
The Incubation Center combines HCL’s engineering and product lifestyle management and systems integration and infrastructure services with Microsoft’s advances in the IoT space.
According to the company, the HCL incubation center will build vertical solutions focused on two key growth areas: industrial and manufacturing and life sciences and healthcare, with use cases around industrial automation, remote patient monitoring and fleet management, among others.
The center will also deploy a new model of innovation by leveraging real-time analytics, sensory data and rapid co-creation, allowing customers to experience the impact IoT can have on their ability to create sustainable business value.
HCL Technologies executive vice-president and head of IoT WoRKS business unit, Sukamal Banerjee, said innovation in today’s world requires invention and execution.
“The ability to rapidly prototype and bring solutions to market is a key to enterprise success in a hyper-innovative global environment.
“Industrial IoT is slated to be the next big productivity and revenue generation lever for enterprises worldwide. We are confident that our collaboration in this space will create some truly innovative and actionable Industrial IoT solutions which are scalable, cost-effective and focused on user experience,” he added.
Microsoft business and corporate responsibility corporate vice-president, Susan Hauser, said one of the most transformative trends affecting businesses today is the IoT.
“Together with HCL, we’re enabling companies to accelerate IoT adoption with industry-specific solutions that deliver greater business insights, new revenue models and speed return on investment. These capabilities are essential to creating greater impact and maintaining competitive advantage in the digital economy,” she added.