HCL Technologies is teaming up with Microsoft to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) Incubation Center in Redmond, Washington. The program, which leverages Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite, aims to accelerate enterprise IoT adoption.
HCL said the center will build vertical solutions that focus 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 program will also use a “new model of innovation” that leverages 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 said in a statement.
“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,” Sukamal Banerjee, executive vice president and head of IoT WoRKS Business Unit at HCL Technologies, said in the statement. “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.”
Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Business & Corporate Responsibility, Microsoft, added, “One of the most transformative trends affecting businesses today is the Internet of Things. 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.”
HCL said that IoT WoRKS is a frontrunner in the field of IoT enabling organizations to experience and leverage IoT solutions.