We are delighted to announce IMS Evolve is working in partnership with Dell Technologies to leverage the power of its Machine Integration Engine, as part of the award-winning Dell Technologies IoT Solution Partner Program.

The official announcement at VMworld 2018 generated huge traction with many of the world’s trade media, including Channelnomics, Computer Dealer News and Enterprise IoT Insights, who recognised the substantial opportunities the bundles provide. The program presents a positive shift towards wider collaboration across the industry, with the bundles offering an accessible route to proven and valuable IoT implementations for independent software vendors and customers. 

Specially designed to simplify deployment of secure, scalable solutions for edge computing and IoT use cases, the bundles bring together an integrated offering from Dell Technologies and its portfolio of partner companies, including the Dell Edge Gateway for IoT device, VMware’s Pulse IoT management software, and the specially developed Machine Integration Engine from IMS Evolve. 

The IMS Evolve Machine Integration Engine, powered by Dell Technologies, gives retailers access to data from their existing environment, leveraging disparate building management systems and legacy equipment that have previously been inaccessible. With this real-time data providing new insight and unlocking a new seam of actionable data, bundles can be built with further analytics, big data and visualisation tools that can then be used to drive operational efficiencies and release value. This bespoke approach to the digital transformation of legacy equipment has been a source of interest within the industry, featuring on Retail Insight Network, Business Computing World, Data Centre Review, IoT Now, and more.

For businesses within the food retail cold chain, the IMS Evolve Machine Integration Engine can provide a platform to generate huge efficiency gains within existing operations and deliver rapid return on investment. With greater visibility and contextualisation of the real-time performance and efficiency of their estate, retailers can mitigate waste, reduce energy usage and ensure a higher quality offering of food produce, which, in turn, can improve customer experience, improve product quality and increase sales.

Chris Wolff, Head of Global OEM & IoT Partnerships - Dell Technologies, commented: “At Dell Technologies we are committed to our customer and partners’ digital journey. We are excited to announce the collaboration between Dell EMC and IMS Evolve, and bring the technology behind edge-based IoT implementation directly to our partners. By taking the core elements developed by Future Maker, IMS Evolve, we are offering a bundle that gives our partners the tools they need to build their own free-standing portfolio of IoT capabilities and enable their retail-customers easy, low-cost access to the data that exists within their environments.

“This bundle has been proven to deliver tremendous ROI, has been deployed very quickly at scale, and gives our partners the chance to learn from successful implementations to support their clients through the accelerated adoption of technology and processes that deliver transformative value.”

At IMS Evolve, we are committed to providing ever more flexible routes for customers to leverage IoT and take advantage of its many opportunities to transform business operations. Utilising legacy infrastructure is a fundamental part of achieving this, but standardising the presentation of its data can be a challenge for many IoT projects. Greater collaboration across the industry with the Dell Technologies IoT Connected Bundles Program is, therefore, an exciting and necessary prospect, which we’re pleased to be a part of.

For more information on how IMS Evolve is utilising the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series to transform refrigeration management within food production and retail, visit: http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/vn/corporate~case-studies~en/documents~2016-ims-evolve-10022921-oem-internet-of-things-iot.pdf