HCL Technologies has joined hands with Microsoft to launch an Internet of Things incubation center in Redmond, Washington. The India-based company is looking to use the tech behemoth’s Azure IoT Suite to promote the adoption of the technology.
The new HCL IoT incubation center is set to devote its attention towards two sectors namely life sciences and healthcare and industrial and manufacturing. Use cases will focus on areas like fleet management, industrial automation and remote patient monitoring. The hub is further going to deploy a brand new model of innovation.
This system will make use of sensory data, real-time analytics and rapid co-creation in order to let consumers see the effect IoT can have first-hand. It additionally allows them to experience the technology’s potential to create sustainable business value for their enterprise. HCL EVP and Head of IoT WoRKS Business Unit Sukamal Banerjee thinks the solutions it innovates will be scalable, cost-effective and user friendly.
HCL has been scaling up its presence in the US for some time now, having bought out US-based PowerObjects, a top Microsoft CRM provider, for $46 million back in October last year. At the time, the Indian company had stated that it hoped the acquisition would deepen its relationship with Microsoft as the move would result in a closer alignment with its cloud-first vision.
Microsoft is not the only big tech brand HCL has collaborated with recently. It also shook hands with IBM in September 2015 to inaugurate an incubation center in Noida. This place is also dedicated towards uncovering IoT solutions for industries. Efforts are currently concentrating on tools like smart buildings, remote monitoring and intelligent inventory management.