Dell establishes IoT division


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017


Adobestock 116377741 carousel

Dell has established a new division dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) and revealed plans to invest US$1 billion ($1.28 billion) in IoT R&D over the next three years.

The new IoT division will be led by VMware CTO Ray O’Farrell and tasked with orchestrating the development of IoT services and products combining the company’s own technologies with offerings from its partner ecosystem. Dell acquired VMware last year for US$67 billion ($86.1 billion).

The $1 billion investment will cover the development of new IoT products, research labs and partner programs.

New product development initiatives will include software designed to enable to collection of data streams from IoT gateways in real time, a hyperconverged platform to simplify management of IoT applications and devices, and a security analytics offering for monitoring the edge of a network.

As part of the initiative Dell has also opened a series of IoT labs, which will offer a range of advisory and consulting services aimed at helping customers design, model, architect and road-test IoT solutions.

“IoT is fundamentally changing how we live, how organisations operate and how the world works,” Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell said.

“Dell Technologies is leading the way for our customers with a new distributed computing architecture that brings IoT and artificial intelligence together in one interdependent ecosystem from the edge to the core to the cloud. The implications for our global society will be nothing short of profound.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/sdecoret

Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook

Related News

Telco team achieves 2 Gbps for 4G

Telstra, Ericsson, NETGEAR and Qualcomm have achieved 4G speeds of up to 2 Gbps in lab testing...

New Cohda office opens in Shanghai

Cohda Wireless has extended to Shanghai, setting up an office there to supply China’s...

'Warbiking tour' reveals strong Perth Wi-Fi security

The majority of Wi-Fi networks in Perth have strong security protocols in place, according to a...


  • All content Copyright © 2018 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd