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HCL Technologies has partnered with Microsoft to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) Incubation Center in Redmond, Washington, USA. The incubator will be designed to leverage Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to accelerate enterprise IoT adoption.

The center will focus on building solutions in two areas, Industrial & Manufacturing and Life Sciences & Healthcare through industrial automation, remote patient monitoring and fleet management, among others. By using real-time analytics, sensory data and rapid co-creation, the center will allow customers to experience the IoT for creating sustainable business value.

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Sukamal Banerjee, EVP & Head of IoT WoRKS Business Unit, HCL Technologies said, “Innovation in today’s world requires Invention and Execution. 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. We are confident that our collaboration in this space will create some truly innovative and actionable Industrial IoT solutions which are scalable, cost-effective and focused on user experience.”

HCL Technologies’ IoT WoRKS is a front-runner in the field of ‘Internet of Things’ enabling organisations to experience and leverage IoT solutions. It offers end-to-end solutions for organisations across different levels. It has three phases – define, build & run to help design enterprise IoT programs, develop systems and manage uptime of enterprise systems.

Prior to this, in November 2015, Microsoft launched an initiative to help local startups working on solutions for smart cities where it promised to provide $120K worth of Azure credits-Microsoft’s public cloud platform to startups working on solving urban issues like education, logistics and services.


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