Really, Dell? Is this your IoT Strategy?
I have Google Alerts set up on “Internet of Things”. While most of the alerts from the weekly email were clogged with the announcement of Google’s Brillo – one of the links was about Dell’s IoT Strategy. The title of the post was classic click bait:
I was curious on what beans are being spilled. What I read was utter disappointment and made me think of every technology company is trying to hitch itself to the IoT Bandwagon. The essence of the Dell’s IoT Strategy seems to be centered around selling an Intel Celeron based PC that is being called a “Gateway”, and without any specific OS! I was expecting more but then I had to remind myself – building IoT applications is not trivial, and requires understanding and executing the notion of distributed applications that integrate with various business processes to unlock value. And that something Dell is not good at. It is a “box” company trying to cash on the IoT buzz.