Dell announced the Smart City Partner Ecosystem, a network of organizations with technology expertise, to bag the Smart City and IoT deals in India.
The aim of Dell is to bag maximum projects in the Smart City and IoT space. The network has 12 partners. Dell will bring more partners later. Dell along with its partners will jointly go to market with end-to-end offerings. Dell aims to take on Cisco, HPE and IBM in the Indian smart city space.
India government aims to set up 100 Smart Cities to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors.
A report in MarketsandMarkets says the global market size of Smart Cities is estimated to grow from $312.03 billion in 2015 to $757.74 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 19.4 percent from 2015 to 2020.
Technavio says China Government plans to invest in the IoT market as per its Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The government will invest more than $600 billion in IoT projects by 2020. High investment in IoT will fuel the demand for M2M services over the next four years.
Government organizations across regions such as China, Japan, Singapore, and India have pledged to develop advanced smart city. The government in India has allotted close to $1.15 billion for the development of smart cities.
Ravinder P Singh, director – IoT, Smart Cities, Digitization, Dell India said: “The Smart Cities project is a tremendous opportunity. While Dell has the competencies to develop a strong digital blueprint and foundation for smart cities, our partners bring expertise of applications for enablement of smart services.”
Smart city partners
Brillio focuses on creating innovative digital experiences, digital technologies and big data analytics.
Comvision is a one-stop shop for traffic optimization and intelligent transportation needs.
Fluentgrid enables transformation of utilities, communities and cities through its mPower software suite.
iRam Technologies simplifies home automation solutions through Internet of Things.
Megasoft focuses on high volume transaction processing in Mobile enablement, IOT, Cloud and Cyber Security Technologies,
REI Systems focuses on turnkey, web-enabled Smart City IT solutions.
Rubenius provides the solution, funding and execution of utility efficiency projects in energy, water and public lighting including innovative Smart Poles.
Secutech Automation delivers Smart & Energy Efficient Infrastructure with Smart City Monitoring & Analytics
Teleste offers video surveillance products and solutions, and high level Command & Control integration of various sub-systems for Smart Cities.
VideoNetics focuses on design, development and provision of uber modern surveillance products.
Webrosoft provides mobile/cloud based solutions to monitor city cleaning and maintenance operations.
WinGlobal Tek is a technology company with businesses across Design Services, Embedded & FPGA Development, IoT , Industrial Automation, Wireless Solutions & Product Representation.
Dell said the solutions to develop and execute smart cities’ projects can be categorized as applications, for delivery and monitoring of services to citizens such as garbage tracking, energy management, traffic management etc. and digital infrastructure, which is the foundation upon which applications can run; such as compute, storage, data centers, virtualization, network etc.
Smart city projects to waste $341 bn
City authorities and their technology partners could waste $341 billion by 2025 if they adopt a fragmented versus standardized approach to IoT solution deployment, according to Machina Research.
Using non-standardized IoT solutions, the cost to implement smart city deployments could reach $1.12 trillion by 2025.
Adopting standardized solutions on the other hand would equate to a cost of $781 billion – a saving of $341 billion worldwide by 2025 – 30 percent of the non-standardized total.
Cost savings would result from interoperability, freedom from vendor lock-in, and reduced systems integration costs that IoT standardization provides.
By 2025, a standards-based IoT environment could also mean a 27 percent increase in the number of connected devices within smart cities, and could improve the speed and extent of adoption of smart city applications.