Based on a recent press release, IBM has partnered with HCL to develop Internet of Things. The two companies plan to prepare an interconnected ecosystem that will make all IoT initiatives possible.
HCL Technologies is an Indian-based company that offers a wide variety of services from IT consulting, to remote infrastructure management, engineering and business outsourcing. IBM considers the profile of the Noida-based company fits their description and their objectives; therefore, the two companies have shaken hands to take IoT projects to the next level.
According to IBM and HCL, the most important aspect in the development of Internet of Things is to create the appropriate infrastructure that will allow fast interconnectivity between devices. For this reason, the partnering enterprises have agreed to open an Incubation Center at Noida, India where developers will test solutions.
Internet of Things presupposes that all devices in our homes will be interconnected allowing us to control them from afar. IBM and HCL are particularly interested in solutions related to remote monitoring, smart building and facility management, as well as smart inventory management.
Internet of Things will allow users to remotely program their home devices to carry out tasks for them. Thus, you may open or close your home door even when you are not at home, you may check indoor and outdoor lights to save energy and constantly supervise your home through your smartphone app.
IBM and HCL, however, plan to focus on the applications that IoT could have on enterprises and industries. Thus, they plan to develop solutions to stimulate device integration, data platform, connectivity and analytics for their targeted audiences.
According to Sukamal Banerjee, the Head of HCL Technologies, the Internet of Things phenomenon is not changing just our home concepts, but also businesses and industries. There are many achievements that could be made by bringing employees, data and technology together and by remotely controlling industrial machines. He believes the move will increase enterprises’ productivity and efficiency, while adding many more revenue opportunities.
The partnering between IBM and HCL is the first real initiative aiming to add an industrial purpose to the Internet of Things.
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