India's HCL teams with Microsoft on IoT incubation center in Redmond


The Internet of Things knows no geographic boundaries, as evidenced by the alliance announced Monday between India's HCL Technologies and Microsoft to launch an IoT incubation center in Redmond.

Designed to leverage Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to push enterprise IoT adoption, the center will employ a model of innovation using real-time analytics, sensory data and rapid co-creation.

The center will focus on two growth areas – industrial/manufacturing and life sciences/healthcare – and a number of specific use cases, including industrial automation, remote patient monitoring and fleet management.

The IoT incubation center is combining HCL's engineering and product lifecycle management, systems integration and infrastructure services expertise with Microsoft's leadership in the IoT space, HCL explained.

"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," said Sukamal Banerjee, executive vice president and head of HCL's IoT WoRKS business unit.

Added Susan Hauser, corporate vice president for business and corporate responsibility at Microsoft: "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."

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