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Dell opens Asia-Pac and Japan IoT lab in Singapore
COMPUTER giant Dell on Tuesday opened its first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) lab in the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region in Singapore. Based within the Dell Solution Centre, the new facility, launched in collaboration with Intel, features Dell and Intel IoT solutions.
This is Dell's third IoT lab globally, following the launch of its labs in the Silicon Valley and in Limerick, Ireland.
According to Dell, the facility will allow customers to build, modify and architect new IoT solutions within the lab while having access to Dell technical experts. Other partners within the IoT ecosystem, from developers to independent software vendors (ISVs), will also be able to benefit from the lab by having a working space to innovate using Dell and Intel IoT solutions, a Dell spokesman said.
"The IoT market continues to experience strong growth across APJ. We see vast opportunities from IoT with companies benefiting by identifying new business models, increasing operational efficiency and fuelling innovation," said Glen Burrows, area vice-president, Dell OEM, APJ.
Prakash Mallya, managing director for Intel Southeast Asia, noted that IoT has enormous potential to drive economic value and social change, but no company can do it alone.