VMware Announces Alliances and Strategies for the Internet of Things

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A new press release out of the company reports, “VMware, Inc. today announced key strategic alliances in the Internet of Things (IoT) space to help bridge the gap between IT and operational technology (OT) worlds. VMware has formed alliances with Bayshore Networks, Dell, Intwine Connect, Deloitte Digital, PTC and V5 Systems. According to IDC’s ‘Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide,’ IoT spending will grow to nearly $1.3 trillion by 2019.(1) While businesses look to integrate IoT into their organizations and offerings, significant changes must be made for IoT to reach enterprise grade and scale. In its current state, the operations side of the business primarily drives IoT.”

The release continues, “As the shift turns from pilot projects to enterprise production, IT involvement is necessary for efficient management and security. VMware plans to help address these concerns and allow IT to provide businesses with the proper infrastructure necessary to keep businesses from being disrupted while also enabling OT to streamline its management and operations of IoT to scale across these newly-connected objects. With these strategic alliances, VMware solutions can help organizations across OT and IT deliver more comprehensive IoT Enterprise solutions.”

Bask Iyer, chief information officer and general manager of IoT at VMware, commented, “IoT is said to be the largest addressable market since the advent of the Internet, and the true potential of IoT has yet to be realized in the enterprise. As a company that has been delivering technology innovations to enterprises for nearly 20 years, we will leverage our core strengths around device management, operational analytics and security to help bring specific IoT offerings to customers… Our work with these companies will be important in helping businesses meet their strategic needs for IoT applications, analytics, hardware and services, ultimately extending their reach from the data center and cloud to the edge.”

Read more at Marketwired.

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