VMware Announces Alliances and Strategies for the Internet of Things
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – August 23, 2016) – #VMware, Inc. (VMW) 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 #BayshoreNetworks, #Dell, #IntwineConnect, #DeloitteDigital, #PTC and #V5Systems. 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. 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.