Rapid digitisation now a reality
A strategic partnership between South African innovator in Internet of things (IOT) technology, IoT.nxt, and global technology and computing hardware giant, Dell, will allow companies to rapidly digitise their business operations and make IOT solutions a reality.
"IoT.nxt's intelligent edge IOT gateway, the Raptor, has been combined with Dell Gateway technology and, through this, will enable rapid digital transformation. We call it 'IOT in a box' and it provides an off-the-shelf solution suitable for any company in any industry. With this solution, companies can quickly see a return on investment and achieve digital scalability. It will allow them to fast-forward, unlocking efficiencies and drive earnings," says IoT.nxt CEO Nico Steyn.
According to Ben Vernooij, IOT and Embedded Computing Solutions Lead for Dell EMC, Dell has developed partnerships to help customers rapidly implement IOT solutions, which is exactly what the Dell Raptor will deliver. "Customers can now speed up their IOT projects and make sense of the volumes of data produced at the edge," he says.
This partnership combines the superior, robust Dell engineering with IoT.nxt's world-leading innovation in IoT technology - known for its exceptional interoperability features - and is expected to become the new standard at the edge.
"This Raptor in a box solution gives companies the ability to scale quickly as the Dell Raptor is already configured to be rolled out, yet comes with the support of Dell's global network which offers warranties and superior service," Steyn adds.
The association with the trusted international Dell brand is likely to drive rapid adoption as companies know their implementation will be supported by the vast and established Dell support offering.
The IOT in a box will be distributed by Axiz, an industry leading value-added distribution business that serves eight countries in southern and East Africa. "This is an innovative offering for industry and we expect strong demand in our distribution networks," says Axiz Executive Terence Barter.
IoT.nxt is the winner of the 2017 MTN Business IoT Award, a Microsoft Gold Partner for Data Platform, and was selected as one of six aspiring innovators in SA ahead of the 2016 Gartner ITXpo and Symposium hosted in Cape Town. The company opened the office in The Hague in September last year and executives explored expansion to the USA last year; expected to go ahead in the second half of this year.