HCL Technologies has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) Incubation Centre in partnership with Microsoft at Redmond, Washington. The centre will leverage Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to accelerate enterprise IoT adoption.
The top three use cases named by HCL will be in industrial automation, remote patient monitoring and fleet management, but there will also be a variety of other apps under development. The centre will develop new methods of using real-time analytics, sensory data and rapid co-creation, the Indian software major said.
Susan Hauser, corporate vice-president, business & corporate responsibility, Microsoft, said: “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.”
Sukamal Banerjee, EVP & Head of IoT Works’ Business Unit at HCL Technologies, said: “Industrial IoT is the next big productivity and revenue generation lever for enterprises worldwide.”