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Dell launches first EMEA IoT lab

Facility will be used to speed industry transformation in EMEA

Dell launches first EMEA IoT lab
Rhodes says current IoT solutions offer lengthy implementations, overly ambitious scoping and complex proprietary designs.

IT major Dell, has launch its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) lab in Europe.

Based in Limerick, Ireland, the lab will be one of the bases for the new IoT division focused on bringing together end-to-end IoT solutions that span hardware, software and services.

The move follows the successful opening of Dell and Intel's first IoT lab in California, US in November 2014.

Dell has also announced its IoT division's first product release, a gateway designed to help customers kick-start their solution development and begin realising the value of IoT immediately.

"As a global end-to-end solutions provider, Dell can support OEMs throughout their entire product lifecycle, from endpoints, networking, compute, and storage to large scale data management, analytics software and services," said Dermot O'Connell, executive director and general manager, OEM Solutions, Dell EMEA. "In Limerick, customers will have a flexible and scalable foundation for developing market-ready solutions with a trusted, reliable partner. Our specialists in the lab can reduce the complexity of IT and help customers to bring their ideas to life."

Andy Rhodes, executive director, IoT Solutions, Dell, said: "Current IoT solutions offer lengthy implementations, overly ambitious scoping and complex proprietary designs that raise risks and costs. We are helping customers build out their solutions pragmatically with a broad portfolio of IoT-enabled offerings including security, manageability, services, analytics, infrastructure, and endpoints."

As part of a Dell's rich IoT partnership ecosystem, Dell Services and ThingWorx also recently announced a collaboration aimed at helping customers on their IoT journey. The companies will leverage each other's capabilities to deliver a combination of technology and business expertise to help customers reduce the time, cost and risk required to build innovative IoT applications.

As a part of the agreement, Dell's Digital Business Services will enter ThingWorx's Global System Integrators Alliance Programme.

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