RESEARCH PAPER: Dell—Taking Part of the Mystery Out of the Industrial Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) applications are real, today. Some organizations around the world are deploying IoT systems and reaping the benefits of smarter data gathering, analysis, and usage to optimize and adjust their operations. Most organizations, however, are not there yet. Specifically, in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), corporations are just beginning to understand the power of sensor-driven data gathering and edge and cloud analytics. Many of these organizations are looking now for vendors and partners that have the experience and skills to help them implement IoT solutions.

Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) believes the vendors that are having success and generating revenues in the IIoT are pragmatic, realistic, and flexible in their approaches. They understand that innovation in the IIoT does not mean developing new systems from scratch; instead, it’s often about taking existing processes and capital investments and adapting them to today’s new environment. It’s about understanding that value is created when Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) collaborate to develop new processes and solutions that integrate data, analytics, and control. MI&S believes Dell is one of those companies that understands this dynamic.
Dell is a tier 1, global end-to-end technology provider in the commercial space, working not only directly with enterprise and manufacturing customers but also with partner experts in industrial vertical markets, making Dell an obvious choice to consider when seeking out solutions to real-world IIoT problems.

Dell Industrial IoT

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • IoT is Not New
  • We Can All Just Get Along- Serving IT/OT Needs
  • It’s All in the Data
  • Measure the Right Things
  • Secure the Data
  • Take Action
  • Making it Real
  • Real Applications
  • Dell- Cutting Through the Hype and Providing Real Solutions Today
  • Call to Action
  • Figure 1: The IoT/OT Collision
  • Figure 2: Dell IoT Technologies
  • Table 1: Operational Technology and Information Technology Comparison

You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • Dell
  • Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Intel
  • Lucid Design
  • Open Interconnect Consortium
  • OSIsoft
  • SAP
  • ThingWorx