In order to build new solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) space HCL Technologies has launched an incubation centre at its office, in partnership with Microsoft.
IoT is getting widely adopted across sectors where enterprises and government agencies are using it to monitor electricity meters, industrial machinery, leakages in oil pipelines and even in improving the efficiency of electrical grids.
The incubation centre setup at the US delivery centre of India’s fourth-largest software services firm will build industry-specific solutions focused around two key areas: Industrial & Manufacturing and Life Sciences & Healthcare, with use cases around Industrial Automation, Remote Patient Monitoring and Fleet Management, among others.
HCL will use Microsoft’s Azure IoT range of products as a foundation for developing industry-specific solutions at the centre.
“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,” said Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice-President, Business & Corporate Responsibility, Microsoft.
“These capabilities are essential to creating greater impact and maintaining competitive advantage in the digital economy,” Hauser said.
A Smiliar partnership was made by HCL with IBM to develop solutions such as smart inventory management, smart building and facilities management. The centre was built at HCL’s Noida facility. HCL is also working with close to 15 IoT start-ups to either use latest technologies or to co-develop IoT solutions.