At IoT World Forum, VMware announced it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to further advance and support enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.
The IIC was founded in 2014 to further development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics and people at work.
VMware’s membership in the consortium will help drive innovation in the mobile-cloud era and to enable customers to execute on practical IoT use cases.
Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “We chose to join the IIC because of its tenacious goal to accelerate IoT in the workplace, educate the industry on standards and deliver best practices for IoT.”
“We look forward to helping the IIC achieve this mission by offering VMware’s expertise in developing technology for connected devices, helping organizations implement mobile strategies and securing corporate information across device types and operating systems,” Poonen added.
“We are pleased to welcome VMware to the IIC,” said Dr. Richard Soley, executive director, Industrial Internet Consortium. “We welcome their extensive experience in smart device management as we advance the mission of the IIC in the creation of testbeds and use cases.”
The IoT forum also saw innovative developments from leaders like Cisco. At the event, Cisco Cisco expanded its fog computing platform to spur IoT adoption.
The company launched the second phase of its IOx platform for industrial scale IoT deployments with expanded partner ecosystems, increased IoT platform support and the introduction of IOx Application Management Module.