Bob Savage, vice president and managing director of EMC Centres of Excellence EMEA, speaks here about how Ireland is poised to take part in the internet of things (IoT) revolution in a big way, saying a new joint platform with Vodafone offers the country an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.

EMC and Vodafone have invested €2m in the new INFINITE IoT industrial platform that will traverse Cork, and which will provide facilities for the testing and exploration of technologies like machine-to-machine communications.

The IoT Innovation platform is spread across three data centres in Cork: EMC, Vodafone, and data centre and cloud provider Cork Internet eXchange.
Businesses will be able to use the platform to test solutions for the internet of things in manufacturing, fleet management, machinery, household appliances, and even clothing that contains sensors and that can communicate with other machines or things.