Dell unveils new USD 1 bln IoT division

Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 08:35 CET | News

Dell Technologies has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) division designed to integrate existing products and tools across the company and develop new Internet-connected devices and software. To that end, the company revealed plans to spend USD 1 billion on IoT-focused research and development over the next three years. The new division will be led by VMware CTO Ray O'Farrell, and is tasked with orchestrating the development of IoT products and services across the Dell Technologies family, including units such as units such as Dell EMC, VMware, RSA and Pivotal.

New product development initiatives include Dell EMC’s  'Project Nautilus' software that enables the ingestion and querying of data streams from IoT gateways in real time as well as RSA’s 'Project IRIS' to extend security analytics capability to provide threat visibility and monitoring right out to the edge. New IoT services initiatives include IoT Vision Workshop to identify and prioritise high-value business use cases for IoT data and IoT Technology Advisory to develop the overall IoT architecture and roadmap for implementation.

The company added that its venture arm Dell Technologies Capital will continue investing in IoT-focused startups such as Edico Genome, FogHorn Systems, Graphcore, Moogsoft and Zingbox.

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